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Voice and Opera

Chair: Dr. Paul Rardin
Area Coordinator: Dr. Christine Anderson

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Singer performing in Haydn's La Canterina, Fall 2016
Haydn's La Canterina, 2016

Degree Programs:       
B.M. Voice Performance
M.M. Voice Performance
M.M. Opera
M.M. Vocal Arts
Professional Studies: Voice Performance
Professional Studies: Opera
D.M.A. Voice Performance

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About Our Programs
Students receive high quality training with emphasis on technique and the repertoire necessary to achieve their fullest vocal potential. Individual progress is guided closely and evaluated through private lessons and vocal juries. Each student studies vocal technique, lyric diction, language, and musical styles to achieve polished ease in performance.

Performance Opportunities
Students have opportunities to perform in concerts and recitals, as well as theatrical productions. These may include performances with our choirs, which regularly appear on campus and at a variety of local, national, and international venues. Recent Temple Choirs performances have included venues such as The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, and regional and national conferences. In addition to degree recitals and studio recitals, opportunities to perform in master classes also occur annually. Voice and Opera students may audition for any production of Temple University Opera Theater or Temple Theaters, with departmental approval.

Recent Masterclasses
Elly Ameling
Dalton Baldwin
Barbara Bonney
Denyce Graves
Håkan Hagegård
Stephanie Houtzeel
Eric Owens
Matthew Polenzani
Mitsuko Shirai

About Our Degrees
As the culmination of four years of study, the BM Vocal Performance major presents a senior recital. MM Vocal Performance majors also present a final recital, while MM Opera Performance majors appear in adjudicated principal roles in TU Opera Theater productions. The flexible nature of the MM Vocal Arts degree allows students an ability to craft a specialized program of study, combining voice performance with other skills and interests (Ex: conducting/musical theater, performance/pedagogy, etc.) Elective classes on opera subjects are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students with departmental approval.