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German Vocal Arts Institute


Do you believe that music substantially enriches people's lives?

We certainly do. And we need your help to make the Summer Opera Program "Magic Flute and German Art Song" in Seattle possible. 

Foster the tradition of German language opera and art song.
Support the opera stars of tomorrow and meet them personally.


Watch our video of last year's program here.

Do you love music, opera, art song and the German language? 

Do you want to continue to enjoy concerts and share music with your friends and family, because it touches, connects and inspires you?

Then please act today, because only with your help these singers will carry on the tradition of German language classical music. 

Support the German Vocal Arts Institute (GVAI) with your donation and help us to train outstanding young opera singers in the German speaking opera, operetta and art song repertoire.
You will get the rare opportunity to meet these fabulous singers coming from all over the US in August. Listen to their amazing voices singing recitals and two semi-staged performances of Mozart's beloved opera "The Magic Flute"  (8/12/18, 8/13/18) that you make possible with your gift.
Your contribution is crucial for young singers.
Susan, a soprano from New York City, applied for our program and stood out from the crowd with her gorgeous voice and accomplishments. You would have been amazed about her charisma on stage.

Susan wrote to me:
“The payment is still too much for me. Could you give me some scholarships, please? I don't come from a rich family. I really need your help, please. Thank you very much.”
Susan, soprano, award and competition winner from New York
Unfortunately, GVAI had no scholarship funds left and could not support her. It was a big loss for us and our audience that she had to drop out because she could not afford tuition, travel and housing. Her talent alone was not enough.
But you can make a difference today! You can make sure we are able to support the best emerging singers in the US and bring them to Seattle for you to enjoy in August’s concerts.
And you will be rewarded. As a thank you for your generosity we would like to offer benefits that only our donors receive:
*Income tax deduction
*Acknowledgement in programs
*Acknowledgement on website
*Reserved seating at concerts
*Invitation to selected rehearsals
If you have any questions, please contact GVAI's director Christine Menschner 
or phone:  415-967-2347.
Make a real impact today with your quick, easy, secure, and tax-deductible donation. Securing the future of high quality German language classical music in the US, you will touch the life of many music lovers by supporting GVAI's concerts and extraordinary talented singers.
Join the Austrian Consul General Ulrike Ritzinger, the Honorary Consul of Austria Eva Kammel and the Honorary Consul of Germany Emerita Petra Walker in supporting GVAI.
Please go to the upper right side of this web page to donate now. 
Your gift is highly appreciated. Thank you very much. 
Christine Menschner
Founder and Director
German Vocal Arts Institute