The International Opera Academy (IOA) provides a programme of postgraduate education for classically schooled singers and pianists, to prepare them for professional careers as opera singers or repetiteurs. The IOA is a bridge between musical education and the professional opera world.
The programme cooperates with different partners from the professional world: national and international opera houses, music theatres and concert organisers. The IOA full-time education programme is unique to Belgium.
To select its talented students, the IOA conducts an international process of audition every other year. The next round of auditions will take place in 2020-2021.