School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan
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Bachelor of Music in Performance, Voice

Designed for students who wish to prepare for a career on the concert stage, in church solo work, radio, television, and teaching. Those who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools should pursue a curriculum within the Department of Music Education.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance requires a minimum of 124 credits: coursework is 75% within SMTD and 25% within the liberal arts. SMTD coursework to include:

  • Private voice lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation
  • Piano
  • Conducting
  • Opera Workshop
  • Voice Literature
  • Opera Production

Courses

SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.

Silent Advisor

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

Faculty


Scott Piper

Chair of Voice and Associate Professor of Music; Norma L Heyde Faculty Development Professorship

Mo Zhou

Assistant Professor of Music

Performance Opportunities

From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests, including specific opportunities for percussion, piano, and organ & carillon. For students in theatre & drama, musical theatre, dance, and opera, opportunities abound in both professionally produced and student-run presentations.

Choir

Choirs

Students can explore opportunities across a wide array of SMTD and U-M choirs that perform a range of choral works in world-class venues in Ann Arbor and beyond.

Opera

Opera

Both undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to perform in fully produced operas and opera workshops as part of this renowned program.

early music

Early Music Ensembles

Students interested in historically oriented performance have opportunities to explore music from across the centuries, performed on authentic period instruments and high-quality replicas.

solo

Solo & Studio Recitals

Across all disciplines, students perform and study with their peers in studio classes and perform for the public in solo student recitals and studio recitals

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