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Degrees and Requirements
School of Music
Program in Voice:
Early Music, Oratorio, and Chamber Ensemble
This vocal track, leading to the M.M. degree or Artist Diploma
(for external candidates) is designed for the singer whose interests
lie principally in the fields of early music, oratorio, art song,
contemporary music, and choral chamber ensembles.
Private voice lessons are supplemented by intensive coaching in art song and oratorio literature and by concentrated study of ensemble techniques in the chamber ensemble Yale Schola Cantorum, directed by Masaaki Suzuki. Schola’s touring and recording schedules provide invaluable professional experiences, and singers’ activity in Schola offers the opportunity of working with such renowned conductors as Sir David Willcocks, Sir Neville Marriner, Valery Gergiev, Jeffery Thomas, Nicholas McGegan, Helmuth Rilling, Stephen Layton, Paul Hillier, and Simon Carrington. Schola’s performances feature these voice students in the various solo roles.
Weekly seminars and voice classes provide in-depth instruction in performance practices, diction, and interpretation, and singers have the opportunity to participate in master classes by internationally renowned artists, such as Russell Braun, David Daniels, Christian Gerhaher, Donald Sulzen, Lawrence Zazzo, and Emma Kirkby. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of the offerings of the University, particularly courses in the Department of Music.
Further curricular expectations for ISM students are listed here.
Click here for a list of degrees at Yale School of Music. For more precise information about the courses and requirements
in this track, contact ISM
Admissions or 203-432-9753.
(Updated Feb. 22, 2012)