Vocal students at the University of Northern Colorado have the opportunity to study with highly recognized and dedicated faculty, all of whom are extensive performers on the international scene and throughout the United States.

UNC vocalists are part of a friendly, supportive atmosphere where they can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to become outstanding performers and effective music educators.

Courses in the voice program may include vocal pedagogy; English, German, Italian, and French diction; performances in opera theatre; and choral techniques and conducting. 


Women's Glee at UNC

Women's Glee Gala Performance

Voice students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of auditioned and non-auditioned large ensembles.

Concert Choir at UNC

Concert Choir Performance

Concert Choir is the premier mixed voice ensemble at UNC.

UNC Opera Theatre Candide Rehearsal

Opera Theatre Rehearsal

Voice students may audition for UNC Opera Theatre productions.

Performance Opportunities

Voice students can participate in a variety of auditioned and non-auditioned ensembles, including the following: 

Success Stories


UNC School of Music and Opera Theatre alumna Yamuna Meleth stars in Opera Ithaca's new production, Thumbprint. Read more.

Yamuna Meleth


Diane Bolden-Taylor, School of Music Faculty

Diane Bolden-Taylor

Area Head, Voice
Lyric Soprano, Professor of Music

Jill Burleson Burgett, School of Music Faculty

Jill Burleson Burgett

Associate Director of Choral Studies
Director of Choral Music Education

Derek Chester, School of Music Faculty

Derek Chester

Assistant Professor of Music

Galen Darrough, School of Music Faculty

Galen Darrough

Director of Choral Activities
Professor of Music

Brian Luedloff, School of Music Faculty

Brian Luedloff

Director of Opera Theatre
Professor of Music

Melissa Malde, School of Music Faculty

Melissa Malde

Mezzo Soprano
Professor of Music

William Wilson, School of Music Faculty

William Wilson

Associate Professor of Music



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