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Voice and Opera

Ohio University’s voice division provides comprehensive vocal training through private studio instruction, solo voice recitals, mainstage lyric theater productions (opera, operetta, and musical theater), opera theater workshop, voice master classes by renowned guest artists, studio classes, voice performance labs, repertoire performance seminars, and courses in lyric diction, vocal pedagogy, song literature, and opera literature.

The voice and opera theater faculty bring national and international performance experience to the voice studios to train our voice students in the art and craft of classical singing, and the faculty guides OU voice students along the path to their educational and/or professional goals as future performers, educators, music therapists, and entrepreneurs.

Ohio University is located along the Hocking River in beautiful Athens, Ohio. Our proximity to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh allows students to take advantage of the best possibilities these urban centers offer, all while providing an educational environment conducive to hard work and learning.



Audition Information

Undergraduate Voice Auditions (Performance, Choral Music Education, Music Therapy, and BA in Music)

Graduate Voice Auditions (Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy)



Kelly W. Burns

Assistant Professor of Voice
(740) 593-4235

Debra Rentz

Chair of Voice Division & Lecturer, Music
(740) 566-6450

Kyle Berkley

Adjunct Professor of Voice
(740) 593-4244