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Vocal Arts

The art and science of vocal performance in speech and singing is an essential, vital subject of human endeavor. The complete vocal musician is one committed to the pursuit of excellence in the fundamental areas of vocal technique, music theory and history, literature, languages, and drama.


While vocal performance of the highest artistic caliber is our main educational goal, we strive to accomplish this objective by focusing on the holistic nurturing of the individual within the context of a supportive vocal community.

Applied Studio Faculty
Jean del Santo (Soprano)
Wendy Zaro-Mullins (Soprano)
Adriana Zabala (Mezzo-Soprano)
Jane Giering-De Haan (Coloratura Soprano)
John De Haan (Tenor)
Philip Zawisza (Baritone)
Lara Bolton (Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach)

University Opera Theatre
David Walsh

Choral Conducting
Kathy Romey
Matthew Mahaffey

Vocal Music K-12
Keitha Hamann

Vocal Ensembles

University Opera Theatre
Provides students with the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of fully staged opera productions.

Choral Ensembles
University Singers, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, and the non-auditioned Campus Singers.



  • BMus vocal performance
  • MM vocal performance
  • DMA vocal performance

Music Education

  • BMus choral music education
  • BMus music therapy
  • MM music education
  • PhD in music education


  • MM choral conducting 
  • DMA conducting