Vocal Arts students take specialized music classes alongside peers who have similar interests. These areas of study include vocal technique, music theory & musicianship, music history, diction, as well as classes focused on solo and ensemble singing. As students acquire greater musicianship and artistry, more genre-specific elective classes are offered in the fields of commercial & contemporary music, classical music, and acting & performance skills. All students participate in one or more ensembles and experience the camaraderie of shared music-making. Frequent in-class and public performance opportunities give students the chance to put their new skills to use in real time. Students also benefit from the knowledge, experience, and high-caliber education of the faculty. Renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through master classes, lectures, presentations, and hands-on training.