About Ars Nova
Ars Nova, Incorporated is a 501(c)3 status organization dedicated to the performing arts, with an emphasis on music. Operated under its auspices are a school for training in voice, music, and theatre in addition to a production company which performs plays, musicals, and opera. The school was established in September of 1998 with 25 students and grown today to approximately 140 students.
Ars Nova provides professional quality training for singers and actors of all ages in a nurturing environment where the student is always the focus of the program. To prepare students for their annual exams, weekly classes are offered in theory, sight singing and ear training at no additional cost. Ars Nova students gain acceptance into major institutions in the United States with scholarships as a result of their academic and musical achievements.
Ars Nova typically produces four to five productions a year. Each season usually includes a classical adult opera, opportunities for younger students to participate in opera roles, operettas, and musical theater, including Disney productions for younger students and audiences. Some of the productions are performed at the VBC playhouse with live orchestra.