Offered in: Chicago
The goals of the Voice program are to train singers who are skilled musicians, performance-ready and technically healthy in their approach to singing, good colleagues, artistically prepared through academic and general coursework and performance opportunities, and knowledgeable about all styles and periods of vocal repertory, including art song, opera, and oratorio.
The program's objectives are to:
- Develop technical facility in a systematic fashion, with a common understanding of healthy vocalism that is emphasized across all studios.
- Develop progressively the student's collaborative and practical skills.
- Develop comprehensive musicianship skills, analytic abilities, and knowledge of musical style.
- Support the music curriculum with an array of general education coursework (including essential .study in languages).
Development of repertory and technique is assessed every semester at juries, and at the recitals given in the junior and senior years. Jury and recital requirements are published in the Music Conservatory Student Handbook.
Please consult the CCPA Admission and Audition Information web page for audition requirements for singers.
Grade and other requirements
C- is the minimum passing grade in VOI 211 VOICE (MAJOR), VOI 212 VOICE (MAJOR), and VOI 213 VOICE (MAJOR). At the completion of the second year the student must receive a minimum grade of B- in VOI 214 VOICE (MAJOR) to be admitted to the upper division. In the upper division (VOI 311 VOICE (MAJOR)- VOI 314 VOICE (MAJOR), grades of B- or higher are required in all courses.
Students may be excused from taking French, German, and/or Italian if they had a minimum of two years of high school study in the language. In such cases, students will replace the language courses with free non-music electives as needed to earn a minimum of 30 semester hours outside music.
|Major Area and Supportive Courses in Music|
|VOI 211||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 212||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 213||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 214||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 311||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 312||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 313||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 314||VOICE (MAJOR)||4|
|VOI 230||FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE SHOWCASE (four semesters required)||4|
|VOI 330||JUNIOR/SENIOR OPERA PROJECT (four semesters required)||4|
|VOI 100||FRESHMAN PERFORMANCE CLASS (two semesters required)||0|
|VOI 200||SOPHOMORE PERFORMANCE CLASS (two semesters required)||0|
|VOI 300||JUNIOR VOICE PERFORMANCE CLASS (two semesters required)||0|
|VOI 325||SENIOR VOICE PERFORMANCE CLASS (two semesters required)||0|
|VOI 199||VOCAL COACHING (six semesters required)||0|
|ENS 201||CONSERVATORY CHOIR||8|
|MUHL 210||THE VERNACULAR MUSIC OF THE UNITED STATES||3|
|MUHL 251||HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC I||3|
|MUHL 252||HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II||3|
|MUHL 253||HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC III||3|
|MUHL 351||SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC LITERATURE||3|
& MUSC 121B
& MUSC 121C
|MUSICIANSHIP I:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSICIANSHIP I:AURAL SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP I:PIANO SKILLS
& MUSC 122B
& MUSC 122C
|MUSICIANSHIP II:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSICIANSHIP II:AURAL SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP II:PIANO SKILLS
& MUSC 221B
& MUSC 221C
|MUSICIANSHIP III:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSCIANSHIP III:AURAL SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP III:PIANO SKILLS
& MUSC 222B
& MUSC 222C
|MUSICIANSHIP IV:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSICIANSHIP IV:AURAL SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP IV:PIANO SKILLS
|MTA 305||FORM AND ANALYSIS||3|
|PERF 211||LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS I||1|
|PERF 212||LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS II||1|
|PERF 311||LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS III||1|
|PERF 312||LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS IV||1|
|MPE 330||SENIOR SEMINAR IN MUSIC PEDAGOGY||1|
|PERF 240||ELEMENTS OF CONDUCTING||2|
|ACP 101||FIRST YEAR SEMINAR||3|
|ENG 101||COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING||3|
|ENG 102||COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH||3|
|FREN 101||BEGINNING FRENCH I||3|
|FREN 102||BEGINNING FRENCH II||3|
|GERM 101||BEGINNING GERMAN I||3|
|GERM 102||BEGINNING GERMAN II||3|
|ITAL 101||BEGINNING ITALIAN I||3|
|ITAL 102||BEGINNING ITALIAN II||3|
|THAR 102||MOVEMENT FOR SINGERS||3|
|THAR 206||FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING I||3|
|THAR 207||FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING II||3|
|Total Credit Hours||129|
Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).
Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different.