Vann Vocal Institute

The Vann Vocal Institute is a two-day workshop designed to encourage excellence in singing. This program brings internationally known opera singers, vocal coaches and accompanists to Montgomery to serve as faculty during the Institute, which includes intensive master classes and individual instruction for select singers, ages 16–26.  Designed to encourage excellence in singing, the Institute is made possible through the bequest of Roy D. Vann and a generous grant from the NIB Foundation.


David Cangelosi Artistic/Program Director

David Cangelosi has served as the artistic and program director for the Vann Vocal Institute since the program began in 2007.  An internationally acclaimed and highly respected veteran of the industry, Cangelosi’s performance and film credits include regular appearances with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paris Opera, Theatre des Champs Elysees (Paris), San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Dallas Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, the National Symphony, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, and recordings with EMI Classics, London.  He has also appeared at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival, Blossom Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Festival (U.S.A.) and the Fete de la Musique-Paris.