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The Vocal Division
About the Program
The Vocal Division offers programs of high quality for talented singers seeking careers in performance and music education. A faculty of experienced professionals provides instruction in applied voice and vocal literature. Three choral ensembles provide the broadest possible exposure to the choral repertoire, with specific foci on music for the high school, oratorio masterworks, and literature for chamber choir and graduate school.
The Opera Workshop provides exposure to music for young voices, experience in scene study, stagecraft and production, and opportunities to appear in lead and comprimario roles based on individual talent. These activities culminate in the individual recital (two for the performance major and one for the music education major).
Performing experiences are supplemented by courses in language diction, vocal literature, choral arranging, choral conducting, vocal and choral methods, and pedagogy with the purpose of insuring a broad and balanced education for each graduate. The excellence of our program is confirmed by the success of its students, many of whom have garnered national distinction or entered the most prestigious graduate schools.
For more information about the Music major, including degree programs and course descriptions, visit the online course catalog.
Vocal Division Calendar
Meet Barbara Dever, our 2012-2013 Visiting Artist
Rowan Opera Company
Professor Marian Stieber, Director
The Rowan University Opera Company is a performance ensemble of the Department of Music directed by Professor Marian Stieber. The company originated with the Hollybush Opera Festival of the 1970's and maintains a membership of about 40 members. The company presents fully-staged productions with orchestra every April and then an opera scenes program in November. The Rowan Opera Company is committed to bringing quality productions to the University community as well as to the surrounding community of South Jersey.