The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
Degree Programs: BFA, MFA
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Designed to prepare students for a wide variety of traditional and emerging careers, the Voice Program offers comprehensive training and performing opportunities in an innovative program that focuses on developing a healthy and versatile voice and a distinctive creative and artistic persona. Technical study based on Western European classical traditions forms the center and foundation of the program, augmented by studies in world music, experimental vocal techniques, improvisation, composition, music technology and interdisciplinary studies. The program also offers standard music theory and history study through the school's core curriculum, as well as studies in diction, foreign languages, acting, movement, vocal literature, vocal physiology, pedagogy, coaching, and special topics and workshops designed especially for the singing artist.
Voice students perform frequently in recitals, concerts, operas and opera scenes, music-theater works, chamber music concerts and interdisciplinary projects; with vocal ensembles, Baroque ensembles, contemporary groups and ensembles from musical traditions across the globe; and also in projects and groups of their own design. Students are encouraged to explore new ideas and arenas, to build and perform their own creative works and ensembles, and to collaborate with artists from across the Institute. Work is assessed regularly by the faculty and by other leading professional guest artists.