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The vocal division presents the student singer with both studio and classroom instruction and numerous performance opportunities. Private instruction by active performing artist-teachers is available to majors and minors and to non-majors on a space-available basis. Classes are offered in vocal pedagogy, diction and repertoire, voice for actors, voice in class, among others. In addition to solo recitals, the School of Music’s extensive choral ensemble and opera programs provide in-depth training and experience. Students may also participate in musical theater productions in collaboration with the School of Drama/Dance and MCT Community Theater.  Graduates from our music education program are placed quickly and competitively in K-12 programs across the state.  Graduates in vocal performance successfully pursue professional careers, most recently with such companies as Opera San Jose, Intermountain Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Portland Opera, Montana Lyric Opera, and on Broadway.

Entrance & Scholarship Audition Information 2014-2015
  • 11/14/2014 UMusic
  • 11/14-16/2014 Honor Band
  • 2/06-07/2015 Audition Day
  • 02/21/2015 Audition Day
  • Scholarship Audition Deadline: March 1, 2015
Audition Requirements
Two songs from memory — one song must be in a foreign language
Graduate Performance
Five memorized pieces in four languages, including one aria and a 20th/21st-century piece
Graduate Musical Theater
Two memorized musical theater songs in contrasting styles, two memorized dramatic monologues; dance solo is optional
Degree Offerings
  • Bachelor of Arts (multiple offerings)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (K-12 cert.)
  • Bachelor of Music Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Composition
  • Master of Music Education
  • Master of Music Performance
  • Master of Music Composition
  • Master of Musical Theater
Choral Ensembles
  • Chamber Chorale
  • University Choir
  • Women’s Chorus
  • UM Cabaret
Additional Opportunities
  • Opera scenes
  • Opera productions
  • Musical theater productions
  • Voice division master class
  • Recitals
Professor Anne Basinski
Professor of Voice
University of Montana School of Music
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
406-243-6889 (faculty message phone)
406-243-2441 (fax)