In the Division of Vocal Studies at the University of North Texas, our goal is for you to achieve the highest standards of performing excellence no matter where your musical career may lead.
We offer coursework leading to a Master of Music degree, Doctor of Musical Arts degree or Graduate Artist Certificate in Performance with a specialization in voice.
Our division provides a nurturing and challenging environment that has produced solo singers on the rosters of renowned opera houses throughout the world. Alumni include sopranos Patricia Racette and Emily Pulley, tenors Jeffrey Picón and Scott Scully, and baritone Michael Mayes, among others.
Through private lessons, you'll receive individual attention from faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized performers in opera, recital and musical theatre. Their vocal talents have been featured in productions with the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, the San Francisco Opera and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The College of Music is one of the nation's most comprehensive music schools and is recognized internationally for its artistic and academic excellence. The college is vital to the region's arts community, presenting more than 1,000 concerts annually. Its facilities include 300 practice rooms, seven performance venues (including the Lyric Theater in the Murchison Performing Arts Center and Voertman Hall), numerous classrooms, rehearsal rooms, computer labs and an intermedia theater.
The College of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21; Reston, Va. 20190- 5248; telephone 703-437-0700). This accreditation means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The College of Music offers a variety of high-quality performance opportunities unmatched by smaller schools. They include:
In addition to those opportunities, the UNT Opera presents three yearly productions, exposing students to a broad range of musical and theatrical styles. There's also typically one production utilizing smaller orchestral forces or featuring collaborations with other departments across campus.
You'll need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and the College of Music and complete an audition before a faculty jury. Graduate school requirements are outlined at the graduate school website. Auditions are held on campus early in the spring semester for enrollment the following fall.
After being admitted to the College of Music, you'll take the music history and music theory placement exams given during orientation one week before classes start. More information about the college's requirements, audition dates, repertoire and graduate placement exams is available at our website.
As part of this program, students are required to participate in a large ensemble for one semester, in addition to:
Once admitted to the College of Music, you're eligible for competitive, merit-based scholarships and teaching assistantships and fellowships. Assistantships and fellowships are awarded each spring for the following academic year. More information about these opportunities is available at our website. Other financial assistance programs are outlined at the financial aid site.
Stephen Austin, Vocal Pedagogy, Tenor
Richard Croft, Tenor
Molly Fillmore, Soprano
William Joyner, French Diction, Tenor
Jennifer Lane, Advanced Diction, Mezzo-soprano
Stephen Morscheck, Italian Diction, Bass-baritone
Elvia Puccinelli, Vocal Coach
Jeffrey Snider, Song Literature, Baritone
Carol Wilson, German Diction, Soprano