- Bachelor of Music (BM)
- Artist Diploma (ADip)
We develop young singers through vocal coaching and diction, language and pedagogy classes, and song and chamber music study. Students will gain confidence, performance acumen, auditioning skills, and artistry across a broad repertoire. Voice students have many performance opportunities including fully staged opera productions presented in original languages, choral ensembles, and solo appearances with instrumental ensembles. We prepare students for exceptional careers in opera, oratorio, recital, early music, and the music of today. Qualified advanced students may earn the Artist Diploma in vocal studies.
Oberlin Opera Theater presents two major productions with orchestra each year. Small-scale operas are presented in nontraditional venues during winter term. Recent mainstage productions have included Le Nozze di Figaro, Albert Herring, Street Scene, and the Rape of Lucretia. Students enrolled in opera classes also present performances of opera scenes each semester.
Upcoming Voice Events
- LANG 101 - Italian Diction 2 credits
- APST 204 - Interpretation of Art Song 4 credits
- APST 230 - The Teaching of Song 4 credits
- APST 701 - Oberlin College Choir 2 credits
Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.Explore Faculty within Voice
“The core of singing is to express emotionally with great authenticity both who that performer is, that particular singer on the stage, but also the character that he or she is embodying.”Lorraine Manz , Professor of Singing