The Vocal Arts program at UTA provides a nurturing and challenging environment where students can grow as artists, teachers and performers. The outstanding faculty provides enriching and supportive study, and the department offers rewarding performing opportunities that prepare students for future careers as professional musicians.
UTA choral ensembles are dynamic and growing. The A Cappella Choir offers 40 select singers the opportunity to tour, record, and perform in regional and national venues, while the University Singers and Women's Chorus offer talented students from the greater UTA campus community a high quality ensemble experience. All ensembles perform two concerts each semester on the UTA campus and periodically collaborate with orchestra.
Future choral music educators will find a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare them for real-world teaching. Students receive quality mentoring, frequent opportunities to practice-teach, periodic podium time with UTA choral ensembles, and student teaching experiences in some of the best music programs in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
Individual voice instruction is at the heart of the vocal arts program. Weekly intensive, individually tailored lessons with caring professionals, preparation for solo recitals, and frequent performances develop students into mature artists with the skills necessary to pursue musical careers or continue their studies at the graduate level.
Performance opportunities for UTA vocal students are plentiful. Students may participate in music department recitals, as soloists in choral concerts, opera workshops, UTA musical theatre productions, the National Association of Teachers of Singing conferences and student auditions, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. UTA’s central location makes it easy for students to audition for and perform with the Dallas and Fort Worth Opera companies, as well as local church, community and professional choirs. UTA choral and voice faculty offer students additional opportunities at the national and international level by recommending festivals, honor choirs, study abroad, and artist-in-residence programs.
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