College & Recruiting

Missing the Grade : The Truly Important Things to Learn as an Undergraduate

Do you have to go to college to learn the skills necessary to succeed as a professional singer? And, in turn, are colleges teaching those skills? Singers and voice professors weigh in to answer these questions and more, including their pet peeves on what singers should learn in college but often don’t.

To the Auditioning High School Senior

So you want to pursue a music degree. With that decision made, you now have many more questions to answer. Is a small or large school right for you? How do you find the right voice teacher? What should you wear on audition day? From the small to big questions, find the answers here.

Music Theatre Degree Programs : BM vs BFA

Crossing over into musical theatre, whether the occasional foray or a lengthier exploration, is becoming more and more popular for the classical singer. This month we take a look at musical theatre degrees, what they have to offer, and what the ever increasing number of programs means for potential students.

The $50 Week : Your Financial Road to Ruling your Federal Loans

Are student loans a current reality or in your near future? Consider these ideas for staying in control of your student loan debt as well as your financial future.

Successfully Negotiating the College Application Process

Deciding what music programs to apply to, completing the applications, and getting accepted can be a long and overwhelming process. But with a few tips to help you navigate the waters, it can be smooth sailing into your college experience.

What Are They Teaching Them in Choir

The friction between the university choral program and voice program is not news. But a university where these two programs have found common ground and are working in tandem is. Students and teachers will benefit from reading how Montclair State University is doing it.

College Roundup : A Glimpse Inside Texas' Top Music Programs

There’s more to Texas than 10-gallon hats, cattle, and the Alamo, especially when it comes to university music programs. Find out why so many singers are flocking to four such programs.

In Retrospect : Over 30 Aspects of Singing We Wish We Had Known In College

They say that hindsight is 20/20. Learn from others’ “perfect vision” and avoid potential mistakes as you begin your college career.

Starting Out At A Two-Year College : A Viable Option

For financial, scholastic, or other reasons, not all singers start out at four-year schools. What are the pros of starting at a two-year college, and how can you prepare yourself in those two years to move on to a bigger school? Professors and students weigh in on the issue.