We develop young singers through vocal coaching, diction and language, pedagogy classes, and operatic, 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.
Choirs, vocal chamber music ensembles, and opera scenes and full-scale productions are the main performing avenues for vocal studies students. Oberlin Opera Theater presents two major productions with orchestra each year. Recent main-stage productions have included Le nozze di Figaro, Cendrillon, Street Scene, and The Turn of the Screw. Small-scale operas and new works are presented in both traditional and nontraditional venues during Winter Term. Those productions are also opportunities for students to experience what it's like to direct, create scenery and costumes, and serve as dramaturg. Recent productions include Du Yun's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angel's Bone and Missy Mazzolli's Proving Up. Students enrolled in opera classes also present performances of major opera scenes each semester.Performance Ensembles
Upcoming Voice Events
October 23, 2023
October 11, 2023
September 28, 2023