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:
- Systematically develop the technical facility, with a common understanding of healthy vocalism that is emphasized across all studios.
- Develop the student's collaborative and practical skills progressively.
- 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 the recitals given in the junior and senior years. Jury and recital requirements are published in the Music Conservatory Handbook (Academic Supplement).
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) and the related jury exams. At the completion of the second year the student must receive a minimum grade of B- in VOI 214 VOICE (MAJOR) and PERF 262 SOPHOMORE JURYto be admitted to the upper division. In the upper division (VOI 311 VOICE (MAJOR)- VOI 314 VOICE (MAJOR), PERF 361 JUNIOR JURY, PERF 313 JUNIOR RECITAL, PERF 362 SENIOR JURY, and PERF 314 SENIOR RECITAL), 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. Spanish may be substituted for Italian for those students who are native speakers, who have majored or minored in Spanish, or who have had a minimum of two years of high school study. 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 211-314 (including Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Juries, Junior Recital, and Senior Recital)||32|
|VOI 230||FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE SHOWCASE (two semesters required)||2|
|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 325||JUNIOR/SENIOR PERFORMANCE CLASS (four semesters required)||0|
|VOI 199||VOCAL COACHING (six semesters required)||0|
|ENS 201||CONSERVATORY CHOIR (eight semesters required)||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|
|ARTL 101||THE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN IN SOCIETY||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS||15|
Italian, French, and German: one year each of two languages, one semester of the third. 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. Spanish may be substituted for Italian for those students who are native speakers, who have majored or minored in Spanish, or who have had a minimum of two years of high school study. 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.
|MATH OR SCIENCE||3|
|Total Credit Hours||121|
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.