The College of Arts and Architecture

Voice Study

VOICE STUDY — (UPDATED FOR FALL 2021)

AUDITIONS

Voice Study is available to non-majors by audition. For Fall 2021 auditions will be by video submission.

Please submit a private YouTube link to Professor Norman Spivey at nspivey@psu.edu. Videos are due by noon on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Repertoire: one song in any style, preferably memorized. Singers may sing to live accompaniment, a pre-recorded track, or they may accompany themselves. Songs that are intended to be performed a cappella are also suitable.

Students who have submitted auditions will be contacted with results via email by the end of Thursday, August 26.

 

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.