Vocal Performance

Division Chair - Sylvia Stone

The Voice Division at the University of Illinois School of Music offers the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts. The voice faculty, comprised of expert teachers, each of whom has enjoyed a distinguished performing career, is involved in the development of all students, regardless of studio assignments. Our faculty members share their expertise not only in the performance of opera, operetta, oratorio, musical theatre, but also in art song, the knowledge and appreciation of which holds a special place in the program and has traditionally been stressed and passed on in song literature classes and recital requirements.

Annual performing opportunities for students include three fully staged productions; opera and musical theatre scenes prepared and performed by the studio class; large choral works with orchestra; and degree and non-degree recitals. World-class performance venues on campus in the Krannert Center and Smith Memorial Hall enhance the student’s overall experience. Every attempt is made to award merit-based scholarships to the most talented students. Our program has produced singers who have attained international acclaim and others who are presently enjoying significant performing careers around the world.