OUR STUDIO TEACHERS
Our studio voice teachers at Stetson have always been in great demand. We are very grateful for the many inquiries we receive for voice lessons. One-on-one studio voice lessons taken for school credit at Stetson University are primarily reserved for those who have passed the audition for a music major or music minor. Circumstances may lead to a non-music major taking voice lessons as studio space becomes available, however, the voice professors are bound to honor lessons for those whose declared curricular requirements specify studio lessons before accepting other students for school credit. A discussion with the voice-teacher coordinator can clarify if further details are needed.
As a faculty we focus primarily on classical vocal production (art song, age-appropriate opera, bel canto technique, etc.), though many of our alumni upon graduation, after learning what we consider to be a well-grounded and healthy use of the voice, perform in a variety of idioms from Opera or Broadway to Jazz and Contemporary Christian or Pop. Non-classical repertoire is typically not treated in our private studios, nor should a student prepare non-classical selections for their audition.
GROUP VOICE CLASS
A student of any major is welcome to enroll in our voice class. Very similar to private vocal instruction, students learn vocal technique and performance practice in a safe and encouraging environment. Students may wish to enroll in group voice class to fill elective requirements. Our experience shows that many students desiring private lessons benefit greatly from this class; it can prepare them for the rigor of private lessons should the student wish to continue.
Our upper class voice majors must teach voice as part of their curriculum. There is usually no charge for these lessons, occurring, over the space of one semester. Such lessons are a great opportunity for those wishing to gain experience and broaden their perspective as regards the vocal arts. Inquire at the School of Music main office for details (Presser Hall Lobby).
Though it is a private business venture independent of Stetson University, we mention it here as a practical matter: Our studio teachers often accept students into their personal, community studios. Students do not receive school credit for these type of lessons, and they pay the voice teacher their private, non-Stetson lesson fees. Students would have to contact individual teachers for further details. These lessons do not guaranteed a student a "slot" as a music major at Stetson, though the teacher may, as any private teacher anywhere may, help prepare a student for a formal audition at the School of Music.