Miami University

Department of Music - Vocal Performance

Oxford, OH USA

Style & Level


Quick Facts

  • Total Number of Faculty: 1 - 5
  • Degrees Offered: Bachelors, Master
  • In-State Tuition (per semester): $15,001 - $25,000
  • Out-of-State Tuition (per semester): $25,000+


The Voice Program at Miami University provides conservatory-style training within a liberal arts setting. We are grounded in a healthy approach to singing, individual mentorship, and exceptional performance opportunities. Students train in the creative, challenging, and supportive environment necessary for growth as a singer, performer, and teacher. A flexible curriculum also allows students to explore other interests, or even double-major in a second area of interest, expanding their global outlook and strengthening their artistry.

Miami students love to learn! They enjoy varied performances of opera, oratorio with orchestra, specialty art song concerts, jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, competitions, musicals, and weekly recital hours. Students feel prepared and supported through individualized learning, vocal coaching, academic advisors, and vocal health support.

The Department of Music at Miami University is an inclusive community passionate about learning, creating, and performing. We enroll about 250 undergraduate majors. 65 of those are voice majors, including vocal performance, music education, and bachelor of arts in voice. Our primary focus is on undergraduate students. Our classes are interesting and engaging, taught by renowned faculty. We were rated THIRD in the nation in undergraduate teaching by U.S. News and World Reports. Graduates of our programs are very successful. They either find jobs or are admitted to the most prestigious graduate programs in the United States and abroad.


To foster musical and intellectual skills, inspiring students to become independent thinkers and artists. To affirm and model characteristics of integrity, leadership, persistence, and empathy, all of which we believe are essential to enlightened humanity and artistry.

Our Goals

Maintain the highest level of education for our students.

Provide numerous and exceptional performance opportunities.

Integrate innovative technologies in curricula and programming.

Sustain a supportive and stimulating environment.

Continue dedication to an open and inclusive culture that celebrates diversity.


The Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Miami's Music Education programs have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Dr. Alison Acord

Chair of Voice


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