The vocal program at the University of Central Arkansas, with a distinguished faculty of international performers, includes courses and private study for preparing the voice student for a career in music – be it performance or education. Many of our students have gone on to successful teaching careers in elementary and high schools throughout the state and region. Several students have gone on to prestigious graduate programs throughout the country and are enjoying careers as professional singers both in the United States and abroad, in the Musical Theater and Opera fields. UCA voice students are regularly participating and winning vocal competitions on the state, regional, and national levels.
Private voice instruction is the core strength of the program. Weekly lessons and performance classes focus on technique and performance style and practice. Other courses include Foreign Language Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Literature, and Opera Literature, along with other music courses in Theory, and Music History. Participation in ensembles completes your voice education.
The voice faculty at UCA welcomes you to this exciting program and looks forward to helping you achieve your dreams as a singer. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you in the near future!
UNDERGRADUATE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (PERFORMANCE)
1 English piece
1 Foreign language piece
Both must be memorized
GRADUATE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (PERFORMANCE)
1 English Art Song
1 German Art Song
1 French Art Song
1 Italian Art Song
1 Oratorio Aria in Original Language
1 Opera Aria in Original Language
Songs should contrast in style and cover each main song era from Baroque through 20th Century. Languages such as Spanish or Russian could also be programmed. All pieces must be performed from memory.