Were you singing even before you could talk? If you would now like to cultivate a
career in voice, you’ll need vocal coaching to master every pitch and tone and find
your vocal range. As such, the Collinsworth School of Performing Arts is the perfect
environment to begin preparation for a successful career in vocal performance. You’ll
be taught by inspiring performance faculty and receive hundreds of performance opportunities.
You’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.
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.
A survey of literature for solo voice from the Baroque to the Twentieth Century. Analysis
of scores through recordings and live performances.
Vocal Repertory Lab
This course is designed to prepare vocal performance majors preparing a degree recital.
Diction for Singers I
The course encompasses proper diction for the Latin, Italian, and Spanish solo song
and choral literature.
Student Learning Outcomes
SLO 1: Applied Instrument: Perform a variety of stylistically appropriate musical
works in a primary applied area. SLO 2: Ensembles: Lead and collaborate with other musicians in large and small ensembles. SLO 3: Musicianship Ability: Exhibit comprehensive musicianship ability in various
musical contexts and skillsets. SLO 4: Critical Thinking: Think critically about music through analysis, listening,
and evaluation. SLO 5: Music History: Effectively communicate about the influences and practices of
Western art music, music of non-Western cultures and popular music traditions. SLO 6: Faith Integration: Articulate a personal philosophy related to the integration
of authentic faith and personal character in the life of a career musician. SLO 7: Performance Practices: Develop the knowledge and effective use of literature,
musical styles and performance practices in vocal performance. SLO 8: Pedagogy: Integrate fundamental principles of vocal pedagogy, lyric diction
and applied vocal technique into performance and teaching practices.
Take the next step toward living your purpose
As you make decisions about college, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational
experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and
fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do
more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training
and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.
Apply today! When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and
knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and
all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.
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"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, 2019
"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, 2021
"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, 2019
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