ABOUT VCU VOICE
Vocal Studies at VCU run the gamut from Vocal Performance to Music Education to opportunities for non-music-majors. Read all about our exciting offerings and our faculty here.
FOR THE NON-VOICE MAJOR
VCU Music is a resource for the entire VCU community. Our ensembles, including auditioned choruses, are open to all students, and most of our concerts are free for VCU Students. Our choral ensembles frequently perform throughout the campus, bring music to the Compass, the Cathedral, and other unexpected locations.
FOR THE VOICE MAJOR
Voice studies at VCU Music focus on developing the highest possible level of performance while providing the essential context of a well-rounded music education.
Students who complete the music curriculum in voice can receive a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance and an emphasis in voice, a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Education and a choral emphasis, or a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Once accepted into one of the programs, all voice students participate in weekly master classes, which serve as informal performance laboratories. Music majors also attend weekly convocations that offer students an opportunity to perform in a concert setting. In addition to the core curriculum, vocal performance majors take additional courses in song literature, voice pedagogy, opera theater, lyric diction and foreign language. Choral music education majors study lyric diction and the music education curriculum, which includes choral methods and rehearsal techniques. Music education majors may also take opera theater and additional vocal electives as time permits.