Vocal Studies Program

Vocal 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.


2021-22 concerts:

  • Thursday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert
  • Thursday, February 17 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert
  • Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert



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

Join Choral Directors James Kallembach and Mollie Stone, and Vocal Studies Director Sarah Brailey for an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's vocal ensembles and programs on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The event will be recorded and made available following the session. Please RSVP to attend.