ARTIST CODE OF CONDUCT, POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
The Vienna Opera Academy Code of Conduct is a contract between the Academy and the student/ artist which supersedes all division handbooks and applies to all students/artists at the Vienna Opera Academy for their duration, without pause (including breaks and students on a leave of absence), until the end day of the session.
The faculty and students / artists of the Academy are colleagues and must respect each other at all times. Mutual kindness and consideration must be observed. The rules below are to assure that we will have a wonderful summer experience.
When students choose to accept admission to Vienna Opera Academy, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academy and social community. As members of the community, students / artists are expected to uphold its values by maintaining a high standard of conduct.
Student misconduct is defined as any student behavior that violates rules of Vienna Opera Academy as stated in this document, contained within any Academy publication, or on the website; and/or is in violation of state, local, or federal laws and ordinances.
Students who are present or accompanying others while in the act of violating the Student Code of Conduct may be as culpable as the violators and may be subject to sanctions.
Occasionally, the rules of the academy and the law will overlap, but the academy does not attempt to duplicate the law or legal system. The Academy reserves the right to pursue matters through its student conduct system that may also be addressed in the legal system.
Serious violations or persistent minor violations of academy rules, policies, or regulations may result in suspension or expulsion.
The Academy reserves the right to adjudicate misconduct that occurs off Musikverein or outside the Kolping Wien Zentral if such misconduct becomes known to the school.
- Appropriate attire is required at rehearsals, lessons, stagings and masterclasses at all times. Shorts and flip-flops are impractical for ease of movement and are not allowed.
- Students may not socialize with faculty except during special planned Academy Events.