Vocal Studies

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 vocal repertoire, 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 Theater and 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.  Students in musical theater or vocal performance have been featured at the Arizona Broadway Theater, Fort Peck Summer Theater, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater, Bigfork Summer Theater, Peach State Summer Theater, on Broadway, and in national tours of Mamma Mia!, South Pacific, Elf, and The Wizard of Oz.


  • 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
  • B.F.A. in Theatre, Option in Musical Theater


  • Chamber Chorale
  • University Choir
  • UM-Missoula Community Chorus
  • Zootown Cabaret
  • UM Opera Theater

Additional Opportunities

  • Musical theater productions
  • Voice division master class
  • Recitals