Welcome to Voice Performance at Bucknell!  Vocal Performance Majors (BA, BAPF or BM) have a variety of options to choose from, including Bucknell Opera Theatre, participation in a variety of choral ensembles, masterclasses with current performing artists, lead roles in musical theatre and opera productions, junior and senior voice recitals, coaching and performing with guest collaborative pianists and conductors, wellness classes, music business classes and weekly studio class.  

Our students have been selected as finalists in the National Opera Association Collegiate Scenes Competition, as Young Artists for programs such as Opera Steamboat and Taos Opera Institute, and have attended Masters Programs in Voice Performance at Peabody Conservatory, Boston Conservatory and Westminster Choir College, among others.

Voice Performance opportunities

  • Masterclasses with singers from the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and other prestigious houses
  • Individual attention
  • Career advice including resumes, headshots, and marketing
  • Coachings and performances with collaborative pianists from Julliard and Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt”, among others
  • Diction classes
  • Song Literature classes
  • Junior and Senior recitals
  • Open studio policy: The Voice Area’s belief in a supportive atmosphere where all voice students are allowed to observe lessons taught by any teacher.  We support and encourage all voice students, regardless of studio assignment.

Vocal Health Initiative

The Bucknell Voice Area is one of the only undergraduate voice programs in the country that has a vocal health wellness initiative.  Collaborations with Bloomsburg University Speech and Language Clinic, Johns Hopkins Voice Center, Bucknell Student Health, and Bucknell Counseling and Student Development Center give our singers the opportunity to receive proactive and voice team reactive voice care, including laryngoscopies, speaking voice evaluations, performance anxiety discussions, yoga, and mindfulness training. Opportunities for student research is encouraged.

Study Abroad

All Bucknell students have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester during their time at Bucknell.  Voice Performance students have the opportunity to study in Austria or Italy where they can attend conservatories with private voice lessons, opera workshop, and recitals. 

Upcoming Voice Performance Events 2017-2018

Senior Recital, Karah Barrist
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. | Rooke Recital Hall

Recital, Lynn Eustis, guest artist and Bucknell alumni
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. | Rooke Recital Hall

Masterclass with Lynn Eustis
Saturday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m. | Rooke Recital Hall

Junior Recital, Natalie Anibel
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m. | Rooke Recital Hall

Voice Day
Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Siegfried Weis Music Building

Junior Recital, Deanna Goudelias and Justina Bernard
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m. | Rooke Recital Hall

Faculty Recital, Dr. Emily Martin
Women on the Verge
Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. | Rooke Recital Hall

Voice Performance Faculty


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