School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Voice Performance (80 hours)

The voice performance major prepares students with basic knowledge and performance skills needed to pursue graduate-level study and a career in voice performance. In addition to basic music, music education, and performance classes, voice performance majors must also complete 24 hours of private study in their primary performance area.

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 80 hour major are:

  • music theory
  • music history
  • introduction to music literature
  • voice pedagogy
  • singer’s diction

View the complete curriculum for the voice performance major

What experiences will I have?

Voice performance majors have the opportunity to join different choral groups such as AU Chorale, Women’s Chorus, and Valley Voices. Students in AU Chorale will have the opportunity to go on a tour in the spring. There are also multiple theatre productions throughout the year that voice performance majors can participate in. Our students also audition for apprentice programs in opera houses and in summer opera programs.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

Voice performance majors can find jobs singing professionally in orchestras, church choirs, touring companies, and more. They would also be able to open a studio to teach private voice lessons. Students can also continue their education in graduate school. Our alumni have attended schools such as Miami University, Indiana University, Boston University, and others. 

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.