The Voice Program

Vocal

The Voice Program at Andrew College provides voice instruction for all music majors at the College required
for the Associate of Music degree.  Voice instruction
is also available, as faculty teaching loads allow, for non-music majors for elective credit.

Scholarships
Voice Scholarships are available, upon successful audition, for students intending to pursue an Associate
of Music degree, as well as for students who do not plan
to major in music but wish to continue their voice studies at the college level.  While the Music Department desires to increase its number of students in the Associate of Music degree program, it does offer scholarships to students not majoring in music.  Prospective students interested in the Voice Program will find that Andrew College is one of the only institutions that offers voice scholarships to students other than voice majors.  Talented non-voice majors are encouraged to audition for piano scholarships.

Lessons
Students pursuing the Associate of Music degree who choose voice as their primary instrument are required to attend one 50-minute lesson each week.  Music majors who choose voice as their secondary instrument, or for all other non-music majors are given one 25-minute lesson each week.  Additionally, all voice students must attend a 50-minute weekly studio performance class.   

Expectations
Grades for applied lessons are based on attendance, progress/practice, maintenance of a practice log, participation in studio classes, and a final jury.  For the final jury, students will be expected to perform two contrasting pieces for the music faculty.  Music majors are expected to practice 1-2 hours daily and are required to memorize music performed at the final jury.  Non-majors are encouraged to practice at least 30 minutes daily and are allowed to have sheet music for the final jury.  Students are expected to practice technical exercises as well as repertoire.  Repertoire is chosen based on the level of the student.  We strive to expose students to a wide variety of music styles.  Voice majors will be required to sing in at least two languages other than English.

Performances
In the spring semester, at the end of each year, all students are encouraged to participate in an Annual Studio Recital.  Only music majors will be required to perform.  This recital is open to the public and will take place in the Jones Chapel.

Dr. Marc Boensel, DMA