Vocal Studies Program

Sarah Brailey, Director

In addition to the four choral ensembles sponsored by the Department of Music, the Vocal Studies Program, open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University, provides opportunities for singers’ involvement and musical growth. The program encompasses both individual and group coaching opportunities as well as master classes and workshops on the singers’ art. Participants have the opportunity to perform on Thursday Tea Time Concerts, on Vocal Music Showcase concerts, and in a variety of special programs on campus and in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Special projects often focus on a particular theme, a particular composer, or a particular genre or historical period. Singers also have opportunities to work with instrumentalists involved in the Chamber Music Program and Piano Program, and to collaborate with Department of Music graduate and undergraduate composers on new works.

Rehearsals & Performances

Vocalists sign up to participate in workshops, master classes, and performances on the Tea Time Concert Series, vocal recitals, and at a community concerts. 

2024-25 Concert Dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 4:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall — Tea Time Concert
  • Thursday, February 20, 4:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall — Tea Time Concert
  • Thursday, May 15, 4:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall — Tea Time Concert


Students interested in participating in the Vocal Studies Program must audition at the beginning of the autumn quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.