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Vocal Studies

Whether your passion is for art songs, operatic arias or sacred music, it will be kindled during your tenure under the guidance of the voice faculty at the University of Tennessee School of Music. Drawing from a wide-ranging breadth of teaching and professional performing experience, the mission of the voice faculty is to encourage and guide your growth in whichever direction you choose.

Undergraduate Program

An active, energetic undergraduate program includes a Bachelor of Music Degree with a concentration in Voice Performance or Music Education, and a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Voice Performance. Undergraduate voice majors have every opportunity to participate in various choral organizations as well as receive training and performing experience in the University's opera productions. Seminars designed for the specific needs of the undergraduate voice major are a popular feature of this unique, performance-filled undergraduate program.

Graduate Program

The University of Tennessee graduate program in voice offers a Master of Music Degree with an emphasis in Performance. A major component of the graduate program in Vocal Performance is the Knoxville Opera Studio. The Knoxville Opera Studio is a program designed to provide training and professional experience to young, aspiring opera singers while also offering the opportunity to earn a Master's Degree. Studio members prepare and perform assigned roles and community educational outreach with the Knoxville Opera, sing principal roles in UT Opera Theater productions, teach young singers in both private studios and group settings, and sing in the Knoxville Opera ensemble as needed. The Knoxville Opera Studio Program and its participating artists offer a challenge to excellence for all of the vocal graduate students working toward the Master's Degree in Music as well as our talented undergraduates.

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