Department of Music


Vocal Studies

Students at MWSU receive specialized training in the use of their voices, performance practices and musicianship. Seven skilled teachers and performers on the voice faculty are committed to the professional and personal welfare of the student.

Students have many opportunities for performance and concert attendance. Guest artists are brought in for one and two-day residencies for master classes, recitals, lectures and informal discussions. Students gain poise and skill in performance in studio, student and senior recitals.

Vocal auditions, competitions and membership in professional musical organizations are available. Opportunity to perform in musical theater productions and opera workshops are also provided.

Many of our students attend and participate in regional, state and national conventions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association and Music Educators National Conference. They benefit from the many excellent concerts, workshops and master classes by nationally recognized artist/teachers.

In addition to college scholarships, experiential learning opportunities, practicums and financial assistance are available through many area and local churches who look to the Vocal Studies Area for section leaders, soloists and conductors for church choirs.

MWSU vocal alumni have become successful classroom and studio teachers, church musicians and professional performers. Many have successfully completed advanced degrees.