Jumpstart Your Singing Career

Join Us for an International, Intensive Vocal Program for Pre-College Singers

Jumpstart Your Singing Career

Join Us for an International, Intensive Vocal Program for Pre-College Singers

June 30 – July 14, 2023
Monte San Savino, Tuscany Italy

Join the International Young Artists Project for our 11th Season! This summer we’ll be returning to our lovely Tuscan home in historic Monte San Savino for a two-week session designed especially for the developing artist. Perfect for singers preparing for college auditions!

Italian Art Songs and Arias

  • Intensive Study of Italian technique, diction, study of Italian song literature
  • Coached by Italian Master Teachers Stella Peruzzi and Andrea Sari
  • Master Class sessions
  • Public Recitals:Monte San Savino, Castglione del Lago, Sansepolcro, and Valenzano Castle, Arezzo


Tuition: $3495 for all inclusive program
Package includes all instruction, voice lessons, master classes, performances and excursions as described. 14 nights (double occupancy) in historic Monte San Savino hotels, most meals, and excursion transportation is included (Round trip transport to/from airport in Italy TBA) Roundtrip airfare is not included. Please note that this price could increase slightly with rise of inflation and increased cost for hotel/meals and charter bus. Scholarship funds are available for qualifying students. Wine tours in neighboring Chianti Region and cooking classes can be arranged for an additional cost for adult chaperones traveling with us. A separate fee of $35 is required for mandatory background check for all participants 18 years and older.

Application, Video Audition, and Application Fee deadline is March 1, 2023. Please send a performance video of two classical selections (art songs or arias in Italian – one may be in English). Notification of acceptance will be received electronically by April 1, 2023, with contract and deposit information to follow. Full payment will be due no later than May 1, 2023.

Please note: All participants and faculty must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in this session. Further Covid restrictions will be in place as required by airlines and/or Italian authorities at the time of this session.

“As a young artist, it can be challenging to find programs that allow you real insight into the world of professional performing. Having been fortunate enough to spend two summers with IYAP, I gained knowledge and experience beyond what I ever imagined; those summers truly were a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you are a musician serious about gaining insight into the world of performance, and eager to immerse yourself in the world of Italian music there is no better program than IYAP. The dedication of the staff to creating a professional environment where singers are pushed to master not only the music, but the language and deep rooted tradition of Italian arts, is truly invaluable. IYAP, more than any other experience I have had as a young artist, gave me a genuine chance to grow musically and professionally. For that I will be forever grateful.”



“My daughter LOVED singing in Italy with IYAP and working with the stellar faculty! They really worked with the students to bring out their full potential and treated them as professionals. Because of this, the performances were beautiful and it profoundly changed the way my high school daughter now approaches singing both in classical and musical theater. She plans on pursuing voice as a career and this program gave her the confidence, insight, and skills needed to do that. The added benefit of being immersed in the culture for 3 weeks really opened her eyes to the world! With IYAP in Italy, they gave their students the experience of living in a small Tuscan town, interacting with the locals, as well as a lot of opportunities to sing in many beautiful places in the area. This, along with the professional artists in the faculty, are what really made the IYAP program exceptional! Such a wonderful experience all around and we hope to do it again!”


Program Parent

“The IYAP experience in Monte San Savino greatly exceeded my expectations and allowed me to learn and grow as a singer and interpreter of Italian music in ways I never imagined. The heartfelt dedication and energetic efforts of the IYAP program leaders resulted in a well-rounded and wonderfully challenging program, and they succeeded in their goal of providing a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience that would impact participants’ music and lives for years to come.”


New Jersey

About IYAP

Thanks for checking out our web site!  International Young Artists Project, Inc (IYAP) is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to providing an international experience for the pre-professional singer seeking exceptional training in vocal technique, repertoire development and performance practice. Our international faculty comes together from the USA, Germany and Italy, to share their expertise, their passion and professionalism in order to present an intensive training program in Music Theater, Opera, Oratorio and Italian Art Song in studio and public performances.

Read More About IYAP

Since 2012, we have performed throughout Tuscany in fully staged opera productions of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, SUOR ANGELICA, DON GIOVANNI, GIANNI SCHICCHI and in musical theater showcases highlighting selections from GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, MAMMA MIA, the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein and many other favorites from the Broadway stage.  We’ve also been guest performers in the Festival di Musica Sacra in the lovely city of Cortona, performing Mozart’s REQUIEM and Rossini’s STABAT MATER, and the Vivaldi GLORIA. In 2016 IYAP performed an evening of solo sacred music in the Basilica di Santa Maria in Milan, and in summer 2019 a sacred program of Vivaldi’s GLORIA and other solos was performed in Rome.

Our Italian voice faculty provides expertise in Italian vocal technique, diction, repertoire selection and performance practice with recitals performed for local audiences.  Our international faculty of opera professionals coaches students in opera scenes and stage them for public performances. When IYAP enjoys residency in the beautiful Valdiaciana in Tuscany, students learn from an outstanding faculty in the incredibly historic and beautiful surroundings of a 1000-year old Tuscan village.  Private lessons and master classes are offered weekly.  Performances are scheduled throughout the three weeks in several Tuscan towns, where students are invited to visit museums and other cultural sights and soak up the authentic Tuscan culture.

IYAP offers a great value and incredibly enriching experience for those students who are able to participate; however, some of our applicants are unable to cover the costs of tuition and airfare, and therefore rely on scholarship assistance.  As we are a 501c3 organization dedicated to educational purposes, your generous donation can be a WIN-WIN!  You can gain a tax deduction while helping a very deserving, talented singer join us this summer on a life changing experience with IYAP.  Please consider making a donation today!  We thank you for your financial support, and for your confidence and trust in our mission.