As a student in the high school voice program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be part of a musical family that will both challenge and nurture you, support you and dare you to be your best.
The conservatory atmosphere means your voice studies will be at the heart of everything you do at UNCSA. The dedicated faculty – who bring with them the experience and knowledge of being professional musicians – spend ample time with you during weekly private lessons and studio performance classes that help you grow as an artist and as a person. Their personalized attention will help foster your passion for music and future success in a life as a professional singer. Your vocal health is of utmost importance. Voice students receive free annual laryngeal scopings from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, as well as attend seminars and training sessions on topics like breathing, stretching and relaxation.
The high school voice program is open to students in the 11th and 12th grade. As a student in the voice program at UNCSA, you can focus on your passion for music while studying traditional academic courses. The high school academic program is highly valued as an integral component in the education of our students. You will have weekly private lessons, group master classes, theory and sight reading lessons. The School of Music requires a weekly Performance Hour where music students and faculty perform a wide range of musical styles and genres. You will also have performance opportunities like the Cantata Singers with your high school and college peers. High school musicians graduate with a diploma, with the option to work toward an additional “Concentration in Music” designation.
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