Raising Our Voices


Total Campaign Goal: $10 Million
The Raising Our Voices campaign goals are twofold: to renovate and expand upon AVA’s existing historic facilities to better serve both our artists and our audiences, and to increase AVA’s endowment to ensure financial stability in the years to come. These funds will help AVA to realize its mission of providing the finest opera training: to recruit the most promising young artists, to train them by world’s finest faculty, and to introduce them to you in a venue that has been renovated and expanded to meet their training and performance needs.

Strengthening our Endowment: $6 Million
Growth of the Academy of Vocal Arts’ endowment is essential to the sustainability of our tuition-free program. AVA’s Resident Artists – tomorrow’s leading opera soloists – depend on our tuition-free program and fellowships to dedicate themselves fully to the individualized training from world-renowned faculty that only AVA provides.

Campus Expansion and Renovation: $4 Million
The expansion to 1916 Spruce Street and renovation of AVA’s historic facilities at 1918 and 1920 Spruce Street will enable us to provide educational and performance spaces that meet the needs of today’s artists and audiences.

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Campaign Donors
Thanks to our generous early supporters, over $8.5 million has already been raised! We give our heartfelt thanks to the generous individuals who have already made gifts to the Raising Our Voices campaign.

We Invite You To Join Us In Raising Our Voices
Learn how you can become involved in this important project.

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