The Bachelor of Music in voice performance seeks to prepare students for the rigors of a future career as a solo performer. Students in the degree program are trained to become successful professionals through a challenging and professional environment which supports creativity, scholarly inquisition and application.
Admission is by competitive audition which assesses talent, vocal and scholastic potential and essential musicianship skills.
Students accepted to the vocal performance degree take weekly private lessons, attend and perform in weekly master classes, perform in choral ensembles and Music for the Stage. Additionally vocal performance majors are required to complete two semesters of lyric diction, courses in vocal literature, vocal pedagogy and foreign language and other courses as described in the university catalog.
Our faculty include highly-skilled professionals who maintain active careers as professional singers, conductors and stage directors, published authors and pedagogues. Faculty credits include performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Washington Opera, Baltimore Opera, New York City Opera, Opera New Jersey, Fairbanks Opera, Florida Grand Opera and concert performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, among many others.
Through philanthropic support, we provide regular guest master class presenters. Among these presenters are professionals with significant international careers as performers, coaches, composers or pedagogues, including Vivica Geneaux, Paul Sperry, Arlene Shrut, William Bolcolm, Lori Laitman, Richard Hundley, Michael Colgrass and many others.
For more information about the Bachelor of Music in voice performance, please contact Professor Theresa Bickham, voice division leader, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Music
Center for the Arts, Room # 3095 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.