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GIA Training programs for the

Study of Voice

Information for the 2022/2023 Voice Study course.


Students who pass the auditions convened for July 2022 will begin studying the Voice Study at the Galamian International Academy from September 2022.

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Study at the

Galamian International Academy

Being part of the Galamian International Academy (GIA) is a crucial decision for your artistic development. The GIA has fully dedicated professionals who guarantee your learning with the most current and advanced methodologies on the music scene.

Since its transfer to the former María Cristina Royal Conservatory, the Galamian International Academy has established itself as a musical educational institution of the highest vision and recognition. Students and teachers from all corners of the world attend the GIA.

Belonging to the student body of the Academy means much more than receiving classes from your principal teacher. We fervently believe in the necessary development of all the skills that make up your musical growth. Among them, of course, is your instrument technique, but not alone.

The Galamian International Academy allows you to

  • Develop your artistic abilities in a friendly study environment among classmates and teachers. Sharing opinions, criticism and musical experiences with our team and students will help you achieve honourable and competent artistic values ​​in the 21st-century music scene.
  • Have all the facilities of the Academy: study booths, classrooms with pianos treated with care and respect, conference room, chamber music rooms and the María Cristina Unicaja Concert Hall.
  • Participate in activities dedicated to improving your skills as a musician: student concerts, group technique classes, joint reading, music theory and singing, Brainin method, orchestra, assistance as a listener to all the masterclasses given at the Academy.
  • Attend all the concerts organized by the Galamian Academy, such as the Cycle of Concerts for Teachers, the concerts of the Galamian Academy Orchestra, and the annual program of the Málaga Philharmonic Society.

Study ofVoice

Tenor Nils Georg is the head professor of the Galamian International Academy Studio for Voice. The pianist, Sergio Montero completes the study team as repertoire teacher and the accompanying pianist.

The students who are members of this program receive dedicated instruction from the leading professors through individual masterclasses and workshops, courses, and events from which the Study nurtures the growth of its students.

The principal professor holds masterclasses during intensive sessions that last between three and five days, eight times throughout the academic year. In addition, the repertoire pianist comprehensively monitors the Voice Study students.

Students entering the GIA Voice Study in the Autumn Semester will receive these lessons from September 2022. During that time, they will participate in:

  • Individual masterclasses with the principal professor of the Voice Study, Nils Nilsen, through eight intensive meetings distributed throughout the academic year (September to June).
  • Performance masterclasses consist of group repertoire classes, studio techniques, and performative practice. You will develop your acting techniques on stage and share practical experiences with your study colleagues.
  • One group class per intensive session

  • Lyrical performance workshops

  • Body technique and warm-up workshops

  • Guest professors nurture the Study's artistic diversity; internationally renowned professors visit the Voice Study during each academic year or give classes by video conference.
  • Chamber music is an integral part of musical training: beginner and advanced groups collaborate with academy teachers. You will be able to participate in different projects throughout the course, perform at leading concert halls in Málaga and participate in the International Festival of Málaga Clásica Chamber Music in its Talent program.
  • Distance learning with state-of-the-art technological equipment.
  • Repertoire classes with the pianist Sergio Montero will reinforce the knowledge acquired in the intensive sessions and prepare you for the concerts and recitals of the Study.
  • Two repertoire classes per month

  • Repertoires for a limited number of classes.
  • The academy's teachers will guide project development practices.

Study of Voice classes, concerts and tuition fees per academic year

Individual masterclasses24168
Guest professor classes221
Performance masterclasses888
Repertoire classes161616
Courses by symposium and eConferences
Distance learning
Chamber music concerts222
Student concerts333
Possibility of performing your own recital
Tuition fee*€2,300€1,900€1,450

Galamian Academy Orchestra

The Galamian Academy Orchestra has artistic projects developed through intensive meetings with professionals from internationally renowned orchestras. The Academy maintains close contact with musicians from the following orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Orquestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orquesta Ciudad de Almería, Orquesta Camera Musicae, Orquesta del Principado de Asturias and Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa and form part of the faculty of this orchestral program.

In addition, students can choose orchestral interpretation as the main subject by being part of additional meetings.

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Galamian Academy Youth Orchestra

The Galamian Academy Youth Orchestra offers students up until 18 years an opportunity to enjoy their first orchestral experience in a program supervised by José Andrés Fernández Camacho and other professors of the Galamian Academy Orchestra.

Receive tailored classes.Join the Youth Orchestra.

Create tailored classes and gain first-hand orchestral experience with the Galamian Academy Youth Orchestra.

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Professor of the

Voice Study

Principal Professor

  • Nils Georg Nilsen

Principal Pianist

  • Sergio Montero

Guest Professors

  • Joel Prieto
  • Francisco Araiza
  • Mariola Cantarero
    Nils Georg Nilsen
    Principal Professor Nils Nilsen

    Principal Professor

    Nils Nilsen

    Norwegian soloist and voice teacher Nils Nilsen works as a vocal technique teacher at the Galamian International Academy. He made his debut in 2012 at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York and has performed with the "Opera Tampa" and "Norwegian Opera" companies and with the Minsk Chamber Orchestra. At age 13, he sang with Dama Kiribati te Kanawa, forming an artistic duo at the Spectrum venue in Oslo.

    Some of his merits include winning the Solveig prize in the Edvard Grieg competition. Nils Nilsen has also had other successes in his professional career, including winning numerous audience awards during the LidalNorth Festival and being the winner of Norway's "Youth Music" contest.

    Recently, he has been a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has sung with the Israel Opera, and performed at various festivals and concerts, both in his home country of Norway and abroad, including the Malaga Classic Festival.

    Sergio Montero
    Principal Pianist Sergio Montero

    Principal Pianist

    Sergio Montero

    He is a piano, chamber music, solfeggio, and music theory professor at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Málaga, where he has received the Honor Award in Piano and Chamber Music. He is also a tenured professor at the Manuel Carra Professional Conservatory of Music (Málaga).

    He has been director of the Gonzalo Martín Tenllado (Málaga) and Padre Manuel Gámez (Fuengirola) Professional Conservatories, assistant professor of the masters Suso Mariátegui and Edemiro Arnaltes, first pianist of the Malaga Opera Choir and pianist of the actress and singer Imperio Argentina and of Montserrat Caballe.

    He received the Silver Badge for Artistic Merit by the Cultural Foundation of the City Council of La Línea de la Concepción and has been a jury member of the IX Campillos International Piano Competition. He is also a master of repertoire and assistant professor of the Norwegian tenor Nils Nilsen at the Galamian International Academy. He regularly collaborates with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Requirements of

    Admission and Enrolment

    The Galamian International Academy carries out the admission and enrolment process for students entering the academy for the first time via the academy's website throughout the year. Here you will also find frequently asked questions.


    The Reina Nilsen Foundation offers a reduction in enrolment costs for deserving and exceptionally motivated students - placing particular value on the family's economic situation - of up to 50% of the total enrolment cost.

    The academy will carry out the request for this reduction in enrolment once the applicant passes the audition for access.

    Upon registration, the Reina Nilsen Foundation will value your request with the Galamian International Academy panel. The academy will communicate any reduction and amount to the student before starting the course in September 2022.

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    Internship Programs

    The Galamian International Academy offers a significant reduction in enrolment fees for those students who wish to participate in any Internship Programs.

    Students must pass an interview with part of the AIG team to be part of these programs. Spaces for these programs will be limited. The Academy prioritizes students with greater seniority or those who have passed the access auditions during the face-to-face phase in July 2022.

    The Academy will advise students who have passed the July 2022 auditions of the offered specialty programs to those interested in participating.

    Previous specialty programs

    • Practice Repertorists – dedicated to practices as accompanists of the Piano Study

    • Logistics and show production

    • Event planning and scheduling

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    Awarding of Title

    The educational programs of the Galamian International Academy (GIA) are divided into three ranks, depending on the age and level of the student: Pre-college, Bachelor and Master.

    Participation in one of these educational ranks will be determined by the Academy jury in the applicant's access audition, considering their age, academic background and interpretive level.

    The GIA offers its degree for students who pass one of these programs in the opinion of their principal teachers.

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    Frequently asked questions