The IPAI family is a unique group of professional artists, educators, and alumni who join forces each summer to help young artists realize their full potential as singer-actors.
Our primary goal is to create an environment that nurtures creativity and offers real-life opportunities for artistic employment in the US and Europe.
Our Vision & mission
V I S I O N
IPAI empowers, connects, mentors, and encourages artists through personalized artist-centered training, international experiences, cultural exchange, and real-world professional opportunities.
M I S S I O N
We inspire and empower artists through meaningful connections and personalized training with international professionals. We are dedicated to developing artistry, crafting skill-sets, and nurturing growth within a community of encouragement.
IPAI believes in identifying and nurturing young artists, meeting them where they are, and taking them to the next step of their career. We want to inspire creativity and help artists remember why they chose music. Our faculty are united in our belief that there is room for every artistic voice, especially those who find non-traditional career paths and that a full, balanced, and joyful life encompasses much more than “just performing.” We want to empower young artists to discover their passions (artistically and beyond) and give them the tools, network, skills, and encouragement to bring their passions to fruition.
Numbers are intentionally limited so that our faculty can get to know each young artist individually and create a comprehensive experience that meets their personal goals. We use the audition and the potential candidate’s application responses to see if both IPAI and the artist are a good match. Is the artist at a turning point or transition in their career path/life? Do they embody something special or unique that needs nurturing and encouragement? Would one of our faculty be an excellent mentor or have the ability to awaken some hidden jewel in the artist? Is the artist looking for connection, honesty, and self-exploration through their artistry?
Our artists are usually looking for guidance, new ideas, and opportunity as they walk into the next phase of their creative life, be it graduate school, young artist programs, main stage roles, US and German audition tours, agent auditions, or their own entrepreneurial projects and concerts. Artists will find reflection, encouragement, and advice as they face major decisions, encounter turning points in their career, or forge new creative paths during any of our IPAI experiences.
Careers in Europe