masterclass with Costanza Cuccaro
Tim Noble

A two-week residential program, the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute will immerse you in an intensive artistic environment.

We offer world-class training to the finest emerging vocal talent in America. All voice lessons, coaching and masterclasses are taught by world-renowned performers, teachers and scholars.

You will engage in private voice lessons, clinics, masterclasses and presentations focused on solo performance, to help develop your individual talent.

You will further strengthen your skills by participating in music rehearsals, staging and individual coaching.



Here’s a typical day at TSVI:
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Movement class (yoga, dance, stage combat, etc.)
10:30 a.m. – Masterclass
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Private coaching / Practice Time / Free Time
4 p.m. – Masterclass
6 p.m. – Dinner
7:30 p.m. – Lecture or Recitals
9 p.m. – Recreational activity


You are also going to want to become familiar with the guidelines presented here. All of this is part of “Life @ TSVI!”


TSVI students reside in a state-of-the-art residence hall on Christopher Newport’s campus. Our residence halls feature a coin-operated laundry room, a television and recreational lounge, as well as other amenities to ensure that your stay is enjoyable.


Residential students have their meals on campus in one of our exceptional dining halls during designated time periods. Menus vary daily.



Athletic attire or active wear should be worn for workshop sessions, allowing for maximum movement. Close-toed shoes are required.

Casual attire should be worn as an audience member at masterclasses or question-and-answer-sessions, as well as at meal times and all social functions. Gentlemen: pants and collared shirt. Ladies: pants / skirt and blouse, or a casual dress.

Professional attire, or business dress should be worn for masterclass performances, lesson times or for attending nighttime concerts by our guest artists. Gentlemen: coat and tie in any color combination. Ladies: professional pantsuit, skirt and blouse, or dress.

Concert attire may be worn for formal recital performances for which you are singing. Gentlemen: dark suit and tie. Ladies: simple gown, T-length or floor.


Please remember, these are general guidelines; there are many acceptable variations. Ask yourself if your attire is appropriate for the activity level and whether it represents you in the most professional light.


CNU has a full-time, professionally trained police department responsible for the safety and welfare of our university community and guests.