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Early Music Voice

This vocal track is designed for singers who are interested in early music, oratorio, art song, contemporary music, and choral chamber ensembles.

In addition to private voice lessons, students receive intensive coaching in art song and oratorio literature. The weekly seminars and voice classes explore performance practices, diction, and interpretation. Singers have the opportunity to participate in master classes with artists such as Russell Braun, David Daniels, Christian Gerhaher, Donald Sulzen, Lawrence Zazzo, and Emma Kirkby.

All voice students share classes in diction, movement, and vocal repertoire. Students in the early music voice track also participate in ISM’s Colloquium on Wednesday afternoons.

The chamber ensemble, Yale Schola Cantorum, offers training in ensemble techniques. David Hill is the ensemble’s principal conductor, and Masaaki Suzuki is the principal guest conductor. Schola offers numerous performing opportunities, including solo roles in major works, as well as touring and recording projects that provide invaluable professional experience.

For detailed program requirements, please see the Yale School of Music Bulletin.