Academics

Voice

Performance - Voice

The Voice program prepares students who aspire to be professional vocal performers in solo or group settings, studio instructors, and other professions in the music field. Performance majors are given extensive opportunities to perform on stage each semester of their program as they develop their technique, expression, and overall musicality across a wide range of repertoire through intensive studio and small group instruction.

  • Concentration-Specific Course and Non-Course Requirements by Year: 

Specific requirements for midterm and final juries, solo recitals, and 10-minute concerts for voice students can be found in the Repertoire Requirements manual. Pre-screening and live audition requirements can be found on the Admissions page. In addition to the core curriculum, voice students have the following requirements: 

 

  • Diction

    • Students will take six semesters of diction starting from their first year. Diction covers Italian I and II, German I and II, and French I and II. 

    • Diction courses correspond to repertoire requirements each year, so it is recommended to take diction according to the recommended plan of study together with Major Lessons.  

  • Vocal Ensemble & Concert

    • Beginning from Year 2, students will have 6 semesters of ensemble courses total. Students will take Vocal Ensemble in year 2 and Opera Ensemble in years 3 and 4. 

    • The Vocal & Opera Ensemble Concert is held at the end of each semester for the public and all vocal and opera ensemble students must participate as a part of their course participation grade. 

 

  • Vocal Coaching

    • Voice students have Vocal Coaching lessons each semester of their program, for eight semesters in total. 


 

  • Distribution of courses taken IN ADDITION TO the core curriculum: 

 

  • Year 1:

    • Spring /Fall: MUSC 130-131 Vocal Coaching I-II

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 134-135 Diction - Italian I-II

  • Year 2:

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 230-231 Vocal Coaching III-IV

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 234-235 Diction - German I-II

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 232 Vocal Ensemble

    • Spring/Fall: Vocal & Opera Ensemble Concert

  • Year 3:

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 330-331 Vocal Coaching V-VI

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 334-335 Diction - French I-II

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 333 Opera Ensemble

    • Spring/Fall: Vocal & Opera Ensemble Concert

  • Year 4: 

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 430-431 Vocal Coaching VII-VIII

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 333 Opera Ensemble

    • Spring/Fall: Vocal & Opera Ensemble Concert

Program Links

Voice Program Chair

Dr. Seongsook Choi

seongsookchoi@mahanaim.com

Admissions Information

Voice Program Chair

Dr. Seongsook Choi

seongsookchoi@mahanaim.com

Admissions Information

  • Pre-screening Requirements

  • Audition Requirements

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