The Bachelor of Music degree with a major in vocal performance is a preparatory sequence for students interested in pursuing a life as a professional singer. Students are enrolled in private instruction in voice for one hour each week with outstanding artist faculty.
Students also have multiple opportunities for performance on and off campus. In addition to the Opera Workshop (link), which each semester presents a program of fully staged scenes or complete works (opera, operetta, and musical theater), students have multiple opportunities to perform as soloists with the university choral ensembles in performances of major works with orchestra and smaller instrumental ensembles.
Vocal performance majors also take classes relevant to their future career, including lyric diction, solo/vocal literature, and vocal pedagogy. Many students who finish their degree in this program will continue their study at the graduate level. Recent graduates from the vocal performance program have been admitted to some of the most prestigious graduate music programs in the country, such as Indiana University, The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California, New England Conservatory, Westminster Choir College, University of Colorado – Boulder, Boston University, and more.