Vocal Performance, BM

Students in CBU's vocal performance bachelor's program receive vocal coaching to master every pitch and tone and to find their vocal range. 

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Program Intro

The Collinsworth School of Performing Arts is the perfect environment to begin preparation for a successful career in vocal performance. Students will be taught by inspiring performance faculty and receive hundreds of performance opportunities. They'll practice in a multitude of styles as our faculty believe in challenging students to reach their artistic potential through the power of individual mentorship.

90 Units

*88-90 units

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8 Concentrations
26 Soundproof Practice Rooms on Campus

Why Study Vocal Performance at CBU?

Aim for excellence

In every class, every rehearsal, every performance, students are held to higher standards that will encourage them to develop and expand their God-given gifts and ultimately share them with others.

Practice a contemporary conservatory style

CBU's music classroom style is often referred to as conservatory—intimate, challenging and rigorous—but unlike typical music conservatories that preserve the past with a traditional repertoire, CBU's music is forward-looking to engage both musicians and audiences in the contemporary enjoyment of the art. 

Use state-of-the-art technology

CBU music students work hands-on with the latest music technology on both their personal Macbook Pro computers and in computer labs and classrooms located within the state-of-the-art Hawkins Music Building. Software for professional and audio production, sequencing and publishing quality notation are used each day in many of the core music courses.

What You'll Learn

Program Details

MUS 333: Song Literature

A survey of literature for solo voice from the Baroque to the Twentieth Century. Analysis of scores through recordings and live performances. 

MUS 423: Vocal Repertory Lab

This course is designed to prepare vocal performance majors preparing a degree recital. 

MUS 427: Diction for Singers I

The course encompasses proper diction for the Latin, Italian, and Spanish solo song and choral literature. 

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  • Jazz Studies Concentration 
  • Keyboard Collaborative Arts Concentration 
  • Live Music Production Concentration
  • Piano Pedagogy Concentration
  • Songwriting Concentration
  • Studio Production Concentration
  • Worship Arts Concentration
  • Worship Tech Concentration

John Reinebach, D.M.A.

Associate Professor

Office Phone: 951-343-4712
E-mail: jreinebach@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Hawkins 207

Mayu Fukasawa

I chose to major in music because it's something I really love to do and I realized I'd like to keep doing it for the rest of my life. I like the program at CBU because I have so many opportunities to perform. It's helped me get used to performing a lot.

Mayu Fukasawa '19

Braden Sapp

I grew up in a musical family and always knew I wanted to participate in music in some capacity. The professors here are really great people who want to be more than just someone who grades you. They really care about your education.

Braden Sapp '19

McKenna Sessions

I love music and am passionate about it. The program here helps you not only strengthen your skills but also helps with your spiritual walk.

McKenna Sessions '21

Career Possibilities

Vocal performance majors can apply their field of study to a variety of careers. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Performer
  • Music Teacher
  • Vocal Coach
  • Musician
  • Songwriter

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