The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute
Department of Music
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Phone: (757) 594-8196

In 2012 Christopher Newport University established the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute (TSVI), a prestigious residency program for emerging young singers who wish to train with world-renowned vocal pedagogues and performers. TSVI is made possible by a generous gift from George and Mary Torggler, retired entrepreneurs and longtime supporters of the arts and education.

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Our Board of Advisers

George and Mary Torggler, TSVI Founders

Paul S. Trible, Jr., President, Christopher Newport

David Doughty, Provost, Christopher Newport

Lori Underwood, Dean, College of Arts & Humanities, Christopher Newport

Bruce Bronstein, Executive Director, Ferguson Center for the Arts

Rachel Holland, Chair, Department of Music, Christopher Newport

Mark U. Reimer, Director, George & Mary Torggler Professor of Music, Christopher Newport

JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, The Virginia Symphony

J. Lynn Thompson, Conductor, Ohio Light Opera

Adelia Thompson, VP of Advancement, Christopher Newport

Costanza Cuccaro, Chancellor’s Professor of Music (Voice), Indiana University, Bloomington


Our General Management

Rachel Holland, Artistic Director

Mark Reimer, Executive Director

Bruce Bronstein, Executive Director, Ferguson Center for the Arts

Steven Field, TSVI Recruitment Coordinator