College of Fine Arts and Communication
Vocal Studies Overview
Vocal Pedagogy Overview
Summer Vocal Music Intensive
Opera Theater Ensemble
Choral Music Ensembles
The Vocal Studies Department at East Carolina University School of Music is dedicated to the thorough preparation of singers for professional careers. You will receive vocal training and coaching by a distinguished voice faculty and benefit from a wide array of performance opportunities and academic programs in theory, history, languages and pedagogy. Master classes and visits by distinguished artists further enrich your curriculum.
The Vocal Studies Program provides excellence in vocal training at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Vocal students have opportunities to perform as soloists in recital, in the choral ensembles, and in the ECU Opera Theater. The Opera Theater presents two fully-staged operas each academic year.
Undergraduate voice students can choose from majors in: Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music Theory-Composition. Music performance majors may also choose the concentrations in jazz studies or sacred music, with voice as their major instrument. Students who choose the voice concentration benefit from a study of voice, which prepares them for their chosen vocation.
Students have the opportunity to study applied voice lessons, piano, diction courses, performing ensembles, and a core of theory, history, and conducting.
Music Performance majors benefit from intense study within their specific concentration. Concentrations include:
Music Education majors take in addition methods courses, music education professional courses and spend their final semester as a student teacher in a public school.
Music Therapy majors take additional psychology courses and a curriculum of specific therapy courses.
For specific requirements, please consult the undergraduate catalog.
The Master of Music in Performance prepares students for careers as performing musicians or studio teachers. Concentrations include:
For specific requirements, please consult the graduate catalog.