Students are required to schedule their private lessons with their assigned teacher no later than the first full week of classes, or risk being dropped from lessons for the semester.

Studio Voice Syllabus and Guidelines

THIS HANDBOOK SERVES AS THE GENERAL GUIDELINE AND SYLLABUS FOR ALL COURSES AND SECTIONS OF APPLIED (STUDIO) VOICE.  Any requirements in the syllabi for individual teachers are in addition to those found in this document. This document is subject to revision; therefore the policies contained herein are considered applicable for the 2018-2019 academic year only. This document should in no way be construed to supersede UNT or College of Music policies.

Concerto Competition

(1) The FINALS for the COM Concerto Competition will take place on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018, beginning  at  6:00  p.m.  in  the  Winspear  Hall.    The winners’  concert  with  the  UNT  Concert Orchestra will be MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019.

(2)  All  semi-finalists  must  thoroughly  complete  the  following  “Concerto  Competition  Materials  Acquisition” form(found  on  the  following  page),  and  return  it  to  the  Orchestral  Studies  office, in  order  to  be  allowed  to compete in the finals, if chosen as a finalist.

Departmental Recitals and Performance Request Form

Departmental Voice Recitals are scheduled on Tuesday beginning at 3:00 pm and ending by 5:00 p.m. Attendance is required of all voice students. Voice students should NOT schedule classes, lessons, work, etc. during this time. Students are expected to attend the entire program. Students who leave before the end of the program will not be given credit for attendance. Departmental recitals may run as long as one hour and fifty minutes, so students should plan accordingly. Two un-excused absences will result in a lowering of the final grade in applied voice by one letter grade.

It is the responsibility of each student to make sure that their attendance is registered by the monitors posted at the doorways into Voertman Hall where the departmental recitals take place. Attendance registers will be posted on the Voice Board for verification of accuracy by the student. 

Voice performance majors are encouraged to perform on Departmental Recital at least once each semester (first semester freshman at the discretion of their teachers). Students intending to perform on Departmental Recital (with the approval of their instructor) must complete the official submission form providing all necessary information required for preparation of the official College of Music program. The deadline for submission is Thursday at 5 p.m. the week before the departmental.

Each semester a list of Departmental Recitals and other voice events will be posted on the Voice Board. Attendance is required at all these events unless a specific request is made to the student’s voice instructor IN ADVANCE of the event. These events will include all Voice Departmental Recitals, Voice Faculty recitals, and voice guest recitals and master classes. There should be student attendance monitors at each such event. It is the responsibility of students to check in with the appropriate monitor at each event. 

The College of Music expects each student with a major in music to attend a variety of concerts and recitals in addition to required departmental recitals as a graduation requirement. Voice students are expected to attend fifteen such programs each semester, in addition to the Departmental Recitals. Additional programs may include UNT recitals, concerts, and UNT Opera Theatre productions. Other events may count toward this total only with the prior approval of the student’s voice teacher. Voice students who fail to meet these requirements will have their grade for Studio Voice lowered by one full letter grade. This policy is to be strictly enforced, regardless of major or instructor! 

To sign up for a Departmental Voice Recital, please enter the following information.

Title of the selection (with all accents), name of the larger work (opera, song cycle, etc.) from which it is drawn, and Opus number or standard letter listing for the work, i.e. Bach - BWV, Handel - HWV, Liszt - A. or S., Mozart - K, Schubert - D.


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