The vocal arts area is committed to the highest standard of excellence across multiple disciplines, including performance and music education, and offers performance opportunities to all voice students, regardless of their degree program. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 12 to one, ensuring that students receive the individualized attention needed for the highest level of success.
Each vocal arts faculty member is an active performer and specialist in a particular performance medium, allowing students to receive professional training across many fields, including art song, oratorio, opera, musical theater, new music, diction, vocal pedagogy and teaching methods.
Faculty members hold their own individual studio classes, and students also perform repertoire for the entire vocal arts area in a weekly voice recital hour. Students perform frequently in both degree-required recitals and nondegree recitals and are eligible to audition for various solos in the choral ensembles and for roles in MSU Opera Theatre productions.