Voice Performance Concentration

The career of a solo performer is rigorous and full of joys and challenges. This concentration prepares students in a professional environment that supports creativity, scholarly curiosity, and development of one’s talents.

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In this concentration, students will participate in weekly private lessons, attend and perform in weekly master classes, choral ensembles, opera productions by “Music for the Stage,” or musicals in collaboration with the Department of Theatre Arts. Students complete two semesters of lyric diction as well as courses in vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, and a foreign language. A separate application and performance audition are required for admission to the concentration. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The Professional Approach

Our faculty includes highly skilled professionals who maintain active careers as professional singers, conductors, stage directors, published authors, and pedagogues. Faculty credits include opera and symphony performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Washington Opera, Baltimore Opera, New York City Opera, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and Moscow Chamber Orchestra.

Our master class presenters are professionals with significant international careers as performers, vocal coaches, composers, or pedagogues. They include Vivica Geneaux, Paul Sperry, Arlene Shrut, William Bolcolm, Lori Laitman, Richard Hundley, and Michael Colgrass.

For more information about the Bachelor of Music in voice performance, please contact Professor Theresa Bickham, voice division leader,

Events and Performance Opportunities

The Voice area organizes a number of yearly events, including Voice Day and TU High School Choral Festival. Students have the opportunity to work with Towson University facutly in master classes, clinics, and performances.