What You'll Learn as a Vocal Performance Major
The major requires a broad range of courses designed to prepare students for graduate school and work in the profession. In addition to its core music courses, performance students lay a foundation for their future careers through multiple courses in foreign language diction, vocal literature, acting, and a sequenced study of vocal pedagogy, that concludes with supervised teaching in our community music program. Students are given numerous opportunities to develop their performance skills through frequent recitals, an opera workshop program, full-stage productions, and multiple choral ensembles.
Designed to allow you the opportunity to explore your own unique creative impulse, the major also builds technical skills and musical knowledge in a highly personalized environment. Admission each year is based on previous academic success, a performance audition, a music résumé, a teacher recommendation letter, and a personal interview. At Marietta College, you will find a community within a challenging liberal arts environment that includes frequent individual contact with active performers and scholars, abundant performance opportunities to help you become a successful musician, coursework that provides an in-depth knowledge of the vocal mechanism and its pedagogy to help you become a successful educator, and the skills and tools you need to become a leader in the music profession.
- Do I need to audition to be a Vocal Performance major?
Yes, auditioning is part of the application process for this major.
- Are there specific scholarships for Music-related majors?
Yes! Students interested in majoring in Vocal Performance can sign up to audition for one of Marietta's Fine Arts Scholarships.