The Vocal Performance program is designed to develop your unique voice and artistic identity while building your confidence as a vocalist. You’ll gain essential musical skills by singing in a variety of ensembles and taking private lessons tailored to your interests and personal goals. Whether you’re into rock, pop, R&B, jazz or musical theater, you’ll have the freedom to explore a variety of styles — and the support of experienced faculty to help you master the music you’re most passionate about.
By building a solid foundation in music theory, sight-reading, ear training, vocal control, microphone technique and stage presence, you’ll graduate ready to excel as an artist and professional musician.
Ready For The Real World
As a Vocal Performance major you’ll receive a hands-on education that prepares you for the real world. You’ll collaborate with fellow performance, songwriting, business, and production majors on real projects. You’ll perform in concerts and theater productions in our on-campus venues, and get to write and record original material in our state-of-the-art studios. You’ll learn tour management, how to book your own shows, and how to market and promote yourself as an artist. And through our extensive job board, you’ll find singing opportunities with both area bands and commercial projects.
You’ll get a head start on your music career by building your professional network while you’re still in school. With access to guest artists, internships and the thriving Twin Cities music and arts scene, you’ll be connected to the industry before you graduate.
Teaching For Tomorrow ℠
To succeed as a professional vocalist, you need a well-rounded education that prepares you for the dynamic future of the music business. That’s why our vocal performance degree program focuses on fostering your creativity and musicianship while giving you the necessary technology skills to adapt and compete in the industry. You’ll also graduate equipped with the entrepreneurial concepts and business savvy you’ll need to reach your goals and establish your career.
With a comprehensive education that blends artistry, technology and entrepreneurship, you’ll be ready to make and sustain a life in music.
Your Career Path
Graduates of the Vocal Performance program are prepared for a variety of career options, including:
- Professional Singer
- Band Leader
- Touring Musician
- Choir or Music Director
- Theater Performer
- Vocal Coach
- Music Teacher
- Private Lesson Studio