About Us

With its rich tradition of voice and choral repertoire, close proximity to the region’s top opera and choral performance organizations, and committed, engaged faculty, the University of Washington School of Music remains a top choice for serious students of voice and choral activities.

Degrees are offered in Music, Voice Option (BA), Vocal Performance (BM), Voice (MM) and Voice (DMA).  Faculty in the program represent a breadth of strengths in performance and scholarship, with specialized focus and international recognition in areas such as classical voice, diction, historical performance practice of the Renaissance and Baroque, experimental and electronic music, and choral conducting.

Quarterly studio recitals provide ongoing public performance outlets for vocal students. Students in the program also gain valuable stage experience by participating in yearly opera theatre productions, opera scenes from the opera repertoire, and masterclasses with visiting artists.

Vocal performance students may also find opportunities for stage time in the UW’s choirs- seven in all- open to majors and non-majors from throughout the University. Voice students are regularly featured as soloists in large scale choral-orchestral works.