AIMS: American Institute of Musical Studies
AIMS, the leading summer vocal program and the most comprehensive course of its kind, brings future opera and concert performers together with an eminent faculty in a one-of-a-kind experience. Dedicated to bridging the gap between musical training and a career in music, AIMS concentrates on individual technical development and a professional approach to a musical career. The focus is on the serious musician aspiring to a career in music. Many young artists who participated in AIMS have become celebrated performers on the world´s stages.
AIMS is an intensive training program in the study and performance of vocal music, both opera and German Lieder, for both the singer and collaborative pianist. Distinguished teachers, half from Europe and half from America, with extensive teaching/performing experience make up the AIMS Faculty. For the instrumentalist, the 70-member AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz provides a unique experience with European conductors and the operatic and symphonic repertoire.