Voice Faculty

Voice Lessons

Here are some things you need to know:

  • Being assigned to voice lessons requires an audition. Auditions are low-stress. They are for the purpose of finding you a teacher and giving you information that you will need.
  • If you did not take voice lessons during fall term and want to register for lessons in winter and/or spring term, please contact Kristin Rorrer (music academic advisor) at kristin.rorrer@oregonstate.edu.
  • Voice lessons are offered for university credit (additional lesson fees apply). Lesson fees are above and beyond your normal tuition. One credit equals one half-hour lesson per week. Two credits equal one full-hour lesson per week.
  • Voice lessons are individual lessons, one-on-one, with the instructor. After you have auditioned, you will be assigned to a teacher. We will also tell you how to get in touch with that teacher. You and your instructor will set a weekly meeting time that is mutually agreed upon. The "official" time listed for your lesson is actually the time of your studio class, not your individual lesson.
  • Studio class is a regular meeting of all the students who study with a particular teacher. Check with your teacher to find out how often you are required to attend. The purpose of studio class is for students to sing for each other and to deal with information that is better handled in a group, rather than during your valuable one-on-one lesson time.
  • If you are a music major or a music minor, you are required to engage a pianist to accompany you at your lessons and to rehearse with you additionally once per week. Your teacher can provide you information about capable pianists who might be available for you.

Vocal Studies

At OSU, you can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in vocal performance. You may also pursue a minor in voice performance; this is a popular option for students who wish to continue advancing their singing abilities, while pursuing another area of academic interest at OSU.