Vocal Performance (Minor)

The Vocal Performance Minor offers students the opportunity to pursue a study path with a particular focus on developing the singing voice in conjunction with another major area of study. Students will take courses in vocal technique, performance, repertoire, theory and ear training, and pedagogy.  

As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

  • establish healthy vocal performance technique; 
  • analyze their performance repertoire; 
  • exhibit an understanding of a diverse set of styles and genres; 
  • read scores, lead sheets, and arrangements; 
  • perform their repertoire with good technique, an understanding of both text and subtext, musical phrasing, and an understanding of the role of the voice in the ensemble; 
  • participate in contemporary conversations on social and cultural change; 
  • prepare themselves for an audition; and  
  • apply creative problem-solving to their music-making, and critical thinking to their preparation for graduate studies, further study in music, and other professions.