Grace Bumbry: Vocal Instructor | Founder of the Grace Bumbry Vocal and Opera Academy

Grace-Melzia Bumbry

Not every DIVA gives back to the music community, but Bumbry believes that it is necessary to pass on tradition, style and the insatiable love for opera and music to all who want to obtain it. She is invited as master teacher in universities and colleges worldwide.

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Grace Bumbry Vocal and Opera Academy

A vocal studio for the large voice, specializing in Puccini, Verdi and Wagner opened in July, 2009 in Berlin, Germany in close collaboration with the University of Darstellende Künste, Berlin. This studio welcomes other composers, with equal enthusiasm.

Dynamic coaches provide Musical Preparation, Audition Preparation, Stage Movement, in depth Character and Role Study.


Grace-Melzia Bumbry

Vocal Instructor | Founder

One of operas most controversial artist is always making Headlines, after having a 50-year plus career being called „Phenomenally Preserved“. Critics and audiences around the world continue to cheer this celebrated artist...
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Grace Bumbry Vocal and Opera Academy

Ein Studio für Sängerinnen und Sänger.
Stimmtechnik für große Stimmen, Rollenvorbereitung spezialisiert auf Puccini, Verdi und Wagner.


John Norris

Instructor for Movement on the Operatic Stage

John Norris began his teaching career in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA. Among his many career credits are the National Conservatory Theater, Denver, CO, training young singers at Wolf Trap Opera Company, Washington, DC, the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, the Metropolitan Opera , New YorkYoung Artist Development Program and the Curtis Institute of Music of Philadelphia, Pa..

Kevin McCutcheon

Coach and Conductor | Deutsche Oper Berlin

American born conductor/coach at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for over 25 years, began his conducting career at Philadelphia Opera. He conducts the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, dem Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin und dem Kammerorchester Berlin, among others.


Prof. Janet Williams

Audition preparation

Janet Williams, American operatic soprano, professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Gesang Rostock, Germany has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, N.Y, Paris Opera Bastille, Paris, France, Opera de Lyon,France, San Francisco Opera, California, NationalOpera, Washington, DC and Dallas Opera., Dallas, Texas, to name but a few. As a concert artist, she is equally proficient in repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary music. Janet Williams wrote The Ultimate 30 – Day Guide for Singers on the art of auditioning.

Don Krim

Instructor for detailed character study

Don Krim, instructor in Acting Basics for Singers. This course includes the music, text, sub-texts, physical and mental preparation involved in stage performance. A very important part of his teaching is The Art of Letting Go. Don has a background in Theatre Arts, Physical Education and Performance Enhancement.