Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance

Department of 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.


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

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

Audition & Interview Dates

Minimum Repertory Requirements for Graduation

  • Six early Italian songs; four early English songs
  • Ten songs or arias of Bach, Haydn, and Mozart; fourteen German songs (including representation of Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, and Wolf)
  • Six French songs
  • Ten American songs
  • Ten miscellaneous songs or arias.

At least 25 of these must be completed to qualify for junior standing.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application or Coalition Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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