The programs of study for voice majors are designed to develop skilled performers in all areas of vocal techniques and to offer opportunities to perform in a wide variety of vocal literature classes. Students will achieve a high degree of professional competence and learn appropriate stylistic approaches to the literature of various historical periods.

In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are provided additional opportunities to sing for and observe world-renowned guest artists.

Specific courses and degree sequence plans can be found in the Course Catalog.​

Recent Voice Master Classes

Martina Arroyo
Stephanie Blythe
Régine Crespin
Marta Eggerth
Ubaldo Fabbri
Lauren Flanigan (Class of 1984)
Marcello Giordani
Andrea Gruber (Class of 1987)
Marilyn Horne
Martin Katz (voice/accompanying)
Catherine Malfitano (Class of 1971)
Sherrill Milnes
Charles Riecker (voice/auditioning)
Mira Zakai
Brian Zeger (Class of 1987 — voice/collaboration)


General admission information
Voice Audition procedures and repertoire


Maitland Peters

Voice Department Chair

Dona D. Vaughn

Artistic Director of Opera Programs

Gordon Ostrowski

Assistant Dean / Opera Producer

William Tracy

Head Opera Coach

Voice Faculty

Maitland Peters  (Vocal)
Marianne Barrett  (Vocal Related Studies)
Amy Burton  (French Vocal Literature)
Miriam Charney  (Related Studies)
Patrick Diamond  (Acting)
Jocelyn Dueck  (German Diction)
Mignon Dunn  (Vocal)
Cynthia Hoffmann  (Vocal)
Kathryn LaBouff  (Voice)
Rhoda Levine  (Related Studies)
Catherine Malfitano  (Vocal)
Carolyn Marlow  (American Musical Theater, Related Studies, Vocal)
Kenneth Merrill  (Voice Related Studies)
Glenn Morton  (Related Studies)
Thomas Muraco  (Related Studies, Vocal - Opera)
Ronald Oliver  (Choral Dept.)
Francis Patrelle  (Related Studies)
Daniel Sommer  (German Diction)
Paul Sperry  (Related Studies)
Cristina Stanescu  (Related Studies)