Juries - General Information
All Undergraduate and Master’s degree students enrolled in voice lessons are required to perform a jury at the end of each semester, except the semester in which the student completes a degree recital (the required Junior, Senior, or MM recital), successfully petitions to use other on-campus performances as a substitute, or uses the recital option for fifth-semester Concentration students described below.
Faculty studio classes are scheduled on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Teaching Fellow studio classes will be scheduled at other times. While individual studio attendance policies may vary, students should not ask to be excused from these classes, as they are considered an essential component of voice training.
Current information and announcements for voice students will be posted on the division bulletin board across from Room 216 (near the Choir Room). Voice students are responsible for information posted on this board. Announcements of job openings, competitions, recitals, etc., will be posted on this board. Please check this board frequently.
Photocopying of published music is illegal. Therefore, students need to plan to purchase music for their lessons. Students should expect to purchase at least one or two new anthologies each semester. Music can be purchased in Denton at Pender’s Music Company on Elm Street or from an online source such as:
Students are expected to contract the services of a pianist for their lessons, studio class, Departmental performances, and juries. While it is most common for students to locate and pay their pianists themselves, it may be possible for a pianist to be provided for some voice students for a semester either through TF accompanying loads or through the Accompanying Lab.
Voice students at all levels are expected to practice a minimum of three hours per week PER CREDIT HOUR of voice. This includes work on translations, and musical study.
Practice rooms in the North and South Practice Buildings are open to all music students. Students should not expect to use Music Building rooms for practice or rehearsals, although arrangements can be made in the Copy Room for practice sessions that do not interfere with other schedule College of Music activities.
Teacher Assignments and Registration
Teacher assignments will be posted on the official Voice Board across from MUSI 216 by Wednesday of the first full week of classes. Students who would like to make a request to study with a particular teacher must contact the chair of the division BEFORE the assignments are posted.