Vocal Performance

Questions about our program?
Contact Marc Weagraff
Chair of the Voice Departmetn
Boesel Musical Arts Center


2015 - La finta giardiniera (Febraury)

2014 - Ruddigore (November)

2014 - Hansel and Gretel (February)

2013 - The Pirates of Penzance (November)

2013 - The Turn of the Screw (February)

2012 - H.M.S. Pinafore (November)

2012 - Don Giovanni (February)

2011 - Mikado (November)

2011 - La bohème

2010 - Our Town (Ohio permiere)

2009 - Orpheus in the Underworld

2008 - Semele

2007 - Albert Herring

2006 - Hansel and Gretel

2005 - Le nozze di Figaro


Opera Program

This program trains compelling singing actors and gives them opportunities to create vibrant and dynamic works of theater. These works are specifically chosen to showcase our current vocal performance majors. There are many opportunities in our select, undergraduate-only program.

We present three weekends of opera every year. Our Gilbert & Sullivan Series plays to capacity audiences in the newly-renovated Fynette Kulas Music Hall. In the spring, our mainstage opera production marries the talents of our singers, our outstanding university orchestra, professional designers and resident conductor. We finish our season in April with a weekend of opera scenes and a cabaret featuring the freshman class.

Vocal performance majors receive instruction and experience twice a week for four years in our opera workshop classes. These classes focus on acting and movement training and the integration of those techniques with singing. These skills are put directly into practice in scene presentations and full opera productions.

Students also learn how to present their very best work in the ‘audition techniques’ portion of this class. They leave our program well-prepared for the high standards of excellent graduate schools and young artist programs.

Students of all majors are encouraged to participate in BW's mainstage operas which are produced by Director of the BW Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program Bryan Bowser.

The goal of this program is to train complete performers. In addition to the world-class vocal instruction offered by our faculty, singers learn acting, movement, style, repertoire and professionalism. Whether their next stop is graduate school, a young artist program, or the stage, this program prepares singers to meet the expectations of this demanding and rewarding profession. 

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