On January 31, 2018, Cristian Puhlovsky (AVPA-T ’19 and President of Circolo Italiano Club) coordinated a BCA visit with Mrs. Sandra Buongrazio, a representative of the baritone Ivano Berti, father- in- law of Andrea Bocelli.

This innovative method uses “portable virtual orchestra” registrations to train vocal students and artists in performance techniques and to improve their stage presentations in a VR environment. While performing at Carnegie Hall last week in the show, East Meets West, Mrs. Buongrazio, took time from her schedule to visit BCA and meet with AVPA-T faculty and the Administration.

Future cooperation in various projects and an exchange program between the US and Italy is now in development.