Voice Studies @ MORGAN

 

VOCAL STUDIES ALUMNI 

Graduates of our program have gone on to become conductors, singers and teachers and have performed on the great opera and concert stages of the world including the Metropolitan Opera. They include sopranos, Elizabeth Norman (Chicago Lyric); Kishna Davis (New York City Opera);  mezzo-soprano, Leah Hawkins; counter-tenors G.Thomas Allen (LA Opera), Kenneth Alston (Three Mo'Tenors); Patrick Dailey (Pacific Opera Project) and Cortez Mitchell (Chaniticleer);tenor, Issachah Savage and baritone, Ben Taylor (Opera Theatre of St. Louis) and basses Soloman Howard and Kevin Short (Metropolitan Opera). These are just a few our of success stories… 

 

MASTER CLASSES

The Vocal Studies Concentration offers a variety of performance opportunities for singers who aspire to have careers in the field of music. Master Classes with world-class vocal artists are just one of the many opportunities we provide students beyond the classroom at Morgan. Some of our past clinicians have included John Aler, Angela Brown, Denyce Graves, Ben Holt, Robert Honeysucker, Marquita Lister, Mark Markham, Edrie Means-Weekly, Willis Patterson, Leontyne Price,  William Ray,  Kevin Short, Louise Toppin, William Warfield and many others

Denyce Graves with Leah Hawkins, mezzo to mezzo

 

APPLIED VOICE LESSONS

Applied Voice Lessons are the lab course for music students concentrating in vocal studies. Applied Voice I-VIII,  MUSA 109-410 for undergraduate students and MUSA 509-511 for graduate students provides individual instruction in vocal technique,style and performance. This is a requirement for all students majoring music with a concerntration in voice. 

 

LYRIC DICTION I & II

Two semesters of Lyric Diction are required of all undergraduate students in voice. This is the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The singer is taught to apply the information, knowledge and skill gained from this course in multiple languages including, English, Italian, German, and French.

 

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP - "OPERA@MORGAN"

Opera@Morgan is open to all students and provides students with on-stage experience in opera scenes, Opera Gala Concerts, fully-staged productions with piano and regional youth and professional orchestras.

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Morgan State University Choir is an internationally renowned and commercially recorded choral ensemble. The choir performs tours internationally annually.

MSU CHOIR