The vocal studies minor focuses on the study of singing from the perspectives of performance, pedagogy, history, and acoustical science. Students study the human voice from several different perspectives through courses in applied voice (i.e., voice lessons), vocal pedagogy, music history and/or theory, and acoustics. Students also explore the art of vocal performance through participation in choral ensembles and/or musical productions.
Students in all majors find participation in the Vocal Studies minor a wonderful way to continue with their vocal training and further explore performance opportunities. Each student is expected to complete a minimum of two semesters of private voice lessons and some independent work directly related to their vocal performance and pedagogy.
Ivyside Pride Vocal Ensemble
All Vocal Studies minors perform with Ivyside Pride for a minimum of two semesters during their time at Penn State Altoona. Learn more about Ivyside Pride.