Voice lessons at Wake Forest
The Department of Music offers individual instruction in voice. Students can receive course credit for weekly lessons of 30 minutes (MUS 161) or 60 minutes (MUS 162 and music major courses 262, 362 and 363). Lessons are available to students of all levels, though a POI (permission of instructor) number is required for registration.
Registration takes place at the beginning of each semester, and interested students should stop by the music department office (M309) or contact the appropriate instructors for more information.
First-time registrants for voice will additionally need to interview or audition (depending on level of experience) at the start of each semester, and sign-ups are posted in the music office.
Like many liberal arts universities, Wake Forest assesses an additional individual instruction fee of $325 per semester for 30 minute weekly lessons (MUS 161) and $650 per semester for hour-long weekly lessons (MUS 162 and music major courses 262, 362, and 363), which is billed to a student’s account by Financial Services. Need-based scholarships are available.
If you are a beginning student in voice, you also have the option to register for class instruction in those areas (MUS165 and MUS178), for which there is no additional fee.
Many students who participate in the Wake Forest Choirs also take individual instruction in voice with the Music Department’s conservatory-level faculty. From collaboration with the Theatre Department in our biannual musical, to the Giles-Harris in-house music competition–students who study voice privately find that their skill, confidence, and artistry grows significantly through individual instruction and practical application of that study through choral participation.