The International Singing Academy
(ISA) was born from a desire on the part of its founders, Rachel and Gilles
Bersier, to be able to offer singers, opera graduates or equivalent level, a
bridge of opportunities and training between the academic environment and the
artistic professional world.
With this desire, the ISA-Academy regularly organizes singing courses, auditions for conductors and agents, recitals and concerts, and recently with its new division, the “Mobile Opera Studio”, opera productions.
The goal of the Association is to provide a world-class support system for singers as well
as events in which each singer’s needs are met. Whether one is a professional, aspiringprofessional
or amateur. Whether one wants to improve and strengthen vocal skills or is
in need of vocal or dramatic coaching to prepare upcoming auditions, competitions or
ISAs carefully selected international faculty brings expertise from Broadway and opera
houses around the world directly to the singer, wherever they may be.
Vanessa de Thorpe - president
Rachel Bersier - co-founder & artistic director
Gilles Bersier - co-founder & administrator
Michel Bohnenblust - member
Maurice Engler - member
Rachel Bersier and Vanessa de Thorpe