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
Apr 11, 2018 10:40 AM BG Philharmonia and Choirs present the Brahms Requiem
The BG Philharmonia, University Choral Society, A Cappella Choir, and Collegiate Chorale present "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms on Sunday, April 22.
Feb 22, 2018 11:42 AM Mark Munson Presides at ACDA Conference in Chicago
Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music Education Mark Munson co-chaired and presided at "Unite in Song," a conference of the American Choral Directors Association shared by the Central and North Central Regions of ACDA, held in Chicago from February 14 through 17.
Jul 24, 2017 11:48 AM Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble reviewed by Opera News
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble's recent album, Hushers, has been reviewed by Joshua Rosenblum of Opera News.
Jul 24, 2017 11:40 AM Dr. Amanda Deboer Bartlett wins inaugural Holland Community Opera Fellowship at Opera Omaha
BGSU Alumna, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (DMA 2012), was selected as one of the first two resident fellows for the new Holland Community Opera Fellowship.
Jul 6, 2017 10:26 AM BGSU Choral Faculty Members Assume Leadership Roles
BGSU choral faculty members Mark Munson and Richard Schnipke both became organization presidents on July 1, 2017.
Jun 14, 2017 2:08 PM Cincinnati May Festival appoints Daniel Parsley as conducting fellow
The Cincinnati May Festival recently appointed Daniel Parsley as its May Festival Choral Conducting Fellow. Mr. Parsley has an MM in Choral Conducting from BGSU.
Apr 27, 2017 8:43 AM Alumnus, Daniel Parsley, Accepted into Doctoral Program
Alumnus Daniel Parsley was recently accepted into the doctoral program in choral conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Apr 25, 2017 8:50 AM BGSU junior awarded in 2017 Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition
BGSU junior, Autum Cochran-Jordan, was selected as the Encouragement Award Winner of the 2017 Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition.