The goal of the voice faculty at the CMA is to help students grow as
musicians and as people, and become the best singers they can be,
regardless of their degree program. The voice faculty members come
from diverse backgrounds and experience, and work together to make
sure students are getting what they need to develop technically,
musically, and personally. Throughout their course of study, voice
students develop their skills through weekly lessons and master
classes with studio teachers, workshops and recitals with visiting
artists, and frequent performances in studio and area seminars.
Performance opportunities abound for voice students, and include concerts, studio and area recitals, fully staged operas and scenes programs, competitions, and plenty of other events. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our Opera Department, our many choral ensembles, along with groups devoted to jazz, early music, contemporary music, and an abundance of extra-curricular ensembles and performing groups.
At the College of Musical Arts, we are fortunate to have generous donors who provide funding for high-profile artists and scholars to visit and teach our students. In recent years some of our guest artist residencies have included Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, Ann Baltz (OperaWorks), Margo Garrett, Richard Hundley, Libby Larson, Thomas Pasatieri, Tom Cipullo, Stefan Zander, Frank Ticheli, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, David Lang, William Bolcom, Gustav Meier, Bright Sheng, Alice Parker, Johan Sundberg, Robert Spano, Jennifer Higdon, Jon West, Eric Gibson, and Nicholas Wuehrmann.
Vocal Arts Area News
Mar 13, 2017 11:06 AM BGSU Alumna wins new prestigious voice award
2006 BGSU alumna, Kisma Jordan to be the first recipient of the Sherrill Milnes American Opera Award.
Feb 20, 2017 10:03 AM Two BGSU alumnae announced as winners in vocal competition
BGSU Alumnae, Tammy Bradley and Errin Brooks, were announced winners in the 2017 George London Vocal competition.
Jan 17, 2017 11:19 AM BGSU alumnus making his New York debut
Errin Brooks will be making his NY debut in March with New Amsterdam Opera.
Jan 11, 2017 9:48 AM BGSU alumna receives great acclaim in production with LoftOpera, New York
Elizabeth Baldwin (graduate of 2004) performed as Lady Macbeth in Verdi's MACBETH to great acclaim in New York City with reviews from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Opera Today, New York Observer, Opera Wire, among others.
Jan 10, 2017 8:40 AM BGSU Alumna Tammie Michelle Bradley to sing at Carnegie Hall
BGSU alumna, Tammie Michelle Bradley, will sing on the 'Marilyn Horne Song Celebration' concert on January 21, 2017 and have her Metropolitan Opera Debut in March.
Dec 2, 2016 10:09 AM BGSU Student nominated for scholarship at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Nathan Wright has been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Dec 2, 2016 8:57 AM BGSU Alumni to make Metropolitan Opera debut in Spring 2017
Soprano Tammie Michelle Bradley will be making her Metropolitan Debut in March/April 2017.
Nov 21, 2016 1:56 PM Ellen & Christopher Scholl to perform at Heidelberg University
Ellen & Christopher Scholl will sing selections from Handel's "Messiah" on December 11.