Instruction for Voice Performance majors entails private lessons, coaching, recitals, diction, voice literature, opera, and vocal pedagogy. Weekly studio and performance classes offer regular performing opportunities.

Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (124 semester hours)

 Choirs and Conducting


CR109 Chapel Choir (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
CR209 Schola Cantorum (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
CR509 Symphonic Choir (4 terms) 4 (1 per term)
CR215 Fundamentals of Conducting 3
 Applied Music and Diction 28
  Voice Primary (8 terms) 16 (2 per term)


Piano Secondary (4 terms)

4 (1 per term)
VC117  English Diction 2
VC118  Italian Diction 2
VC119  French Diction 2
VC120  German Diction 2
 Theory and Music History 33
TH141/142/241  Musicianship I/II/III 4-4-4 12 (4 per term)
TH342  Contemporary Trends 3
  Theory level I elective 3
  Theory level II elective 3
MH247/248  Music Historiography I/II 3-3 6 (3 per term)
MH345  Music History Since 1900 3
  Music History elective 3
 Professional Studies 13
VC307 Voice Major Performance Class 3



Voice Science
Teaching Voice
VC433/434 Song Literature I/II 4 (2 per term)
VC491 The Singing Actor: Opera 3
 Arts and Sciences 30


English Composition

  Foreign Language I/II (2 courses) *1 6
  Foreign Language I/II (2 courses) *1 6
  Literature or Philosophy elective 3
  Social/Behavioral/Natural Science elective 3
  History elective 3
  Arts & Sciences electives (2 courses) 6
 Free Electives 9


Free electives



  1. Students must successfully complete one year each in two foreign languages, chosen from French, German, and Italian. If students are exempted from one or more semesters of foreign language study, they must replace the missing credits with other Arts and Sciences electives.
  2. Attendance at weekly studio classes is required during all semesters of applied study.
  3. A half recital must be presented in the junior year. A full recital must be presented in the senior year.