The Summer Institute for the Vocal Arts (SIVA) is an exciting summer music and theater program that offers young singers the opportunity to study under the guidance of New York City and Boston industry professionals.
The SIVA program is headed by New York City based team Briar Forsythe, SIVA’s General Director, and Lisa-Anne Tamagini, SIVA’s Artistic Director. Lisa-Anne Tamagini has been a professional opera and classical singer for over twenty-five-years, and is passionate about sharing her knowledge regarding the importance of a solid vocal technique, and the necessary skills to be a professional singer.
Briar Forsythe, studied classical voice and is fervent supporter of the performing arts. Ms. Forsythe is a philanthropist, successful entrepreneur and owner of the Willowdale Estate, an award winning events and catering company on the North Shore of Massachusetts, which serves as a corporate sponsor for the Summer Institute for the Vocal Arts. Together, Ms. Forsythe’s business acumen and Ms. Tamagini’s professional performing background, inspired them to create a new summer program outside of the city, providing a training ground for young singers that wish to pursue a career in the vocal performing arts.