The College of Arts and Architecture

Voice Study

Voice Study – Updated Version (10/18/20)

Voice study is available to non-majors by audition. These auditions are typically held each fall and spring semester during the first two days of classes, however, for the Spring of 2021 a virtual audition will be required.   

 

Please submit a private YouTube link to Professor Norman Spivey at nspivey@psu.edu.  All videos are due by noon on TuesdayJanuary 19at the latest(earlier submissions are welcome and encouraged).   

 

Repertoire for the audition: prepare one song in any style, preferably memorized; singers may accompany themselves, sing to a pre-recorded accompaniment, or sing a cappella (without accompaniment). 

 

All students who have submitted auditions will be contacted with results via email by the end of Thursday, January 21.  

 

Private Lessons 

Voice 100 is a one-credit course that includes a weekly 30-minute lesson. All students are eligible for private voice study, but space is limited. Priority is given to students who need voice as a curricular requirement and to students who are in disciplines that have professional voice requirements (theatre, communication disorders, etc.).  

 

Lessons are typically with graduate teaching assistants. Every effort will be made to place students with the teacher of their choice, based on studio availability. 

 

There is no jury examination required, but students who wish to continue private study must re-audition every semester. The course carries a fee of $175. 

 

Voice 500 is a graduate course that parallels V100, but auditions are handled separately. Interested students should contact individual voice faculty members regarding availability and auditions.