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Voice & Opera
Faculty and students of the Voice Area regularly perform in opera, concert, and recital both on and off campus. Students perform weekly in for the Music Department and as part of their applied studio, and also in solo and studio recitals once or twice per year. Our students have won and placed in state and regional in NATS competitions each of the last several years. The Voice Area has four faculty members and serves over 70 students pursuing degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Music Composition, Musical Theatre, a Minor in Music, or taking voice electively. Recent alumni of the B.M. Voice Performance degree have been accepted and continued in graduate study at national first tier programs.
A-State voice faculty have expertise in lyric diction, vocal and performing health, solo literature, performance practice, and opera studies, and are frequent recitalists on campus, regionally, and internationally. Their research has been recognized by professional conferences and publications such as the Music by Women Festival, Performing Arts Medical Association Conference, and The Voice Foundation. Our faculty collaborate together in monthly Pack Studio masterclass and performance settings to offer the best experience or our students.
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The A-State Opera Theatre allows each student to thrive in a nurturing environment with individualized attention to every student. The curriculum provides a foundation of the fundamental tools to create a dynamic stage performance through the development of characterization, movement, and stage presence. Students become familiar with the basic techniques of acting in order to present action and movement sincerely and with inner justification. Each year, the Opera Theatre offers a fully staged and costumed opera in addition to scenes. Students also have collaborative opportunities involving the Theatre Department, not only with opera, but musicals as well. Performances are produced with pianists, orchestra or other appropriate ensembles.
Auditions are open and typically held during the first week of classes each semester. This class meets Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm.
Bastien and Bastienne - W. A. Mozart
The Impresario - W. A. Mozart
The Arkansas State University Department of Music and Department of Theatre have combined to create a BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree with a Musical Theatre emphasis. Private and group singing instruction, scene study, musical theatre performance and a variety of dance courses are essential components of the Musical Theatre emphasis. More Information >>