BA Vocal Studies
Our BA in Vocal Studies has been condensed into an intensive 2 year programme that is vocational and practical. All modules have been specifically designed to be completely relevant to the developing singer.
The full time BA course runs over a period of two years using a more intensive study programme than typical BA courses. This model gives students more regular contact time each week which prepares them vocally and musically.
Teaching on the BA programme involves group lessons, one-to-one coaching, masterclasses, workshops, lectures and seminars. Students will also undertake personal study and practice.
The BA programme includes:
- Vocal technique
- Languages (Italian, French, German, Spanish and Russian)
- General Musicianship
- Auditioning skills and career management
- History and Repertoire of the Singing Voice
- Final Recital
Founded by Internationally renowned Tenor Dennis O’Neill, and now part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s, students will benefit from the expertise of a Master of his field and a world leading Educational Institution to prepare them for the ever changing pace of the Operatic Performance Industry.
The Academy provides a highly specialised and unique environment for a small number of exceptional singers and accompanists at the early stage of their professional career and recruits young artists globally. Students work with the best vocal technicians, coaches, visiting eminent conductors and international stars from the operatic world in order to develop their talent to the highest professional standards.
An exciting Vocal Performance Educational Centre, proud of its mixture of International, Academic and Industry based Staff and Coaches. The Centre’s work ethic is based on respect and co-operation. Having built relationships with industry professionals and continuing relationships with students who now work in the industry, both who return as coaches, we feel we can offer an ever current training and education to our joining students.
- Jane Samuel
- Nuccia Foccile
- Jaqueline Bischorn
- Pierre Maurice Barlier
- Tanya Harrison
- Gareth Jones
- Julian Smith
- Simon Rees
- Marco Canepa
Assessment is practical on the whole. Vocal performance modules that span a 1 or 2 semesters with an assessment day or week as the pinnacle at each degree level. These modules will be part assessed by form of ‘Process Log Book’ (Performers diary, exploring Techniques and allowing reflection on learning) Some modules require a presentation on a certain genre of vocal study / practitioner or by means of Viva Voce examination to show a deeper understanding.
All applicants are invited to an audition prior to any offer being made. This audition will involve both a practical vocal workshop with other applicants and a prepared individual audition piece to be heard by a panel of vocal coaches.