2023 - 2024 DIVISION OF VOCAL STUDIES STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
The mission of the Division of Vocal Studies Student Council is to provide a representative body for students in the Division of Vocal Studies. Students of voice in the University of North Texas College of Music may express ideas, questions, and concerns regarding policy, curriculum, and other issues that impact them to the Student Council. The Student Council will provide ideas and feedback to the Division Chair and voice faculty, and advocacy for the students enrolled in applied lessons in the Division of Vocal Studies.
The membership of the DVS Student Council will usually consist of 5 undergraduate students, 3 graduate students, and 1 international student representative (undergraduate or graduate). The international student representative position should be filled each year and does not in any way limit the possibility of multiple international students serving on the council. Typically, Dean’s Student Advisory Council representatives from the Division of Vocal Studies serve as Co-Chairs of the DVS Student Council. Students may only serve one year on the Dean's Student Advisory Council. The Co-Chairs have largely organizational duties, e.g., planning meetings. Each member should have an equal voice in meetings and should have a turn to speak with faculty during joint student-faculty meetings. Students may serve on the council for up to two years.
The DVS Student Council will meet for 30 minutes at times designated by the Faculty Advisor (currently Dr. Carol Wilson). Meeting agendas should be the result of a shared dialogue between students and faculty (when present). The Division Chair and/or other voice faculty may request that the DVS Student Council seek feedback on specific issues, and likewise, the DVS Student Council may request feedback from faculty on specific issues.