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The Vocal Performance major within the Music program in the School of Music offers preparation for singers whose goal is to pursue a professional singing career or graduate study. This preparation is led by choral and vocal faculty whose extensive professional experience and pedagogical expertise are matched by their desire to help students reach their goals. 


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Milena Govich

On the set of primetime medical drama “Chicago Med,” UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Milena Govich pressed pause on a busy week of directing her first network television episode to send an update to her alma mater.

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Vocal performance majors participate in a variety of collaborative and transformative experiences, training them to be flexible musicians who feel comfortable in a choral setting, the teaching studio, and on the operatic stage. Students complete a program of study that combines applied lessons, diction, languages, pedagogy, acting, and stage movement courses with participation in choral ensembles and operatic productions, preparing them for graduate study and the professional world. 


Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances, and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Career Opportunities

Vocal Performance career opportunities include: 

  • Orchestra/Band
  • Directing
  • Planning
  • Leading
  • Musician Selection
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Private Lessons
  • Composing
  • Arranging

Community Opportunities

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