Studying voice at UNI opens up a world of performance and educational opportunity. From experienced faculty members who have performed, studied and instructed all over the world, to large ensembles and choirs that suit any style, UNI's vocal division is the place to discover and develop your true voice. Music majors study weekly with these experienced professionals, and combine their studies with practical experience in one or more of UNI's exemplary music ensembles.
Voice Division Faculty
- Korey Barrett - Vocal Coaching, Opera, Diction, Song Repertoire
- Jeffrey Brich - Voice, Diction
- Richard Gammon - Director of Opera
- Suzanne Hendrix-Case - Voice, Vocology
- John Hines - Voice, Diction, Song Repertoire
- Jean McDonald - Voice, Vocal Pedagogy
- Michelle Monroe - Voice, Diction
Vocal Program Audition Information
Audition Process: All applicants pursuing the Music Minor, B.A., B.M. M.M. or Artist Diploma in Voice are required to complete a two-step audition process:
Step 1: Audition Video submission via MusicWindow (see repertoire requirements below for your degree program).
Step 2: Campus Visit. During the campus visit applicants will be interviewed by the Voice Faculty and be administered a music diagnostic. Undergraduate applicants will complete this during one of the Undergraduate Audition Days (Audition Day date selection is part of the School of Music Applicant process), and Graduate applicants by scheduling the campus visit through the Voice Division Chair (email@example.com).
Video Submission Deadline: All videos must be received one week prior to the campus visit.
**Those unable to attend an Audition Day or arrange a Campus Visit may request to complete Step 2 of the audition process via Zoom.
Video Submissions: Audition videos should be of high audio and video quality and representative of the singer’s genuine vocal ability. The use of audio editing or enhancement is strongly discouraged.
Audition Repertoire Requirements:
Undergraduate Auditions: Two memorized songs of contrasting style selected from the classical vocal repertoire. Though recordings with ‘live’ accompaniments are preferred when possible, the use of pre-recorded accompaniment tracks are permitted.
Graduate and Artist Diploma Auditions: 15-20 minutes of stylistically varied classical vocal repertoire demonstrating the applicant’s ability to sing in the following languages: English, French, German, and Italian. Other foreign languages are permitted in addition to the four required languages listed above. With the exception of an oratorio aria, all selections are to be sung from memory. Though recordings with ‘live’ accompaniments are preferred when possible, the use of pre-recorded accompaniment tracks are permitted.
Music Diagnostic: Applicants will be assessed on their general aural, sight-singing, rhythm and keyboard skills.
Vocal Performance Opportunities
UNI Voice Area Handbook - PDF file
Printed music downloads free or to purchase
Professional Audition Opportunities
Professional Vocal Organizations