Prospective Voice Students

Music study at UA Little Rock can take many forms. If you are interested in voice study, we have a few exciting programs:

Bachelor of Arts in Music: designed for students who wish to study music, but also want flexibility and breadth. This degree has three tracks to choose from: Applied Music, Music History, and Music Theory.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education: a professional music degree that prepares students to teach as choral directors, band directors, or general music teachers. This degree has two emphasis options: Instrumental Emphasis and Vocal Emphasis.

For graduate students, you may choose the Master of Education degree with an emphasis in music.

If you are a new student or a transfer student, you must audition for placement in the program. Auditions are scheduled by appointment during the Fall and Spring semesters and summer.

Voice Audition Requirements

  • Sing two songs from memory with piano accompaniment. For repertoire suggestions, go to Art Song Central, and then consult a professional musician (private teacher, choral conductor) to select the appropriate key and vocal range. Repertoire may also include folk and spiritual arrangements for solo voice and musical theatre.
  • Prospective students are encouraged to choose music that fits your voice and displays your highest performance level. Your selections should not contain music that is too easy or difficult but just right for you.
  • All applicants must bring piano accompaniment (sheet music) to their audition. No pre-recorded accompaniments (or self-accompanying at the piano or with guitar)
  • And finally, dress professionally for your success!

Scholarship Audition Requirements

Students applying for scholarship assistance should contact Dr. Lorissa Mason. These competitive auditions are held separately by the Scholarship Committee every year. Please keep in mind that your vocal repertoire should showcase your level of proficiency. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance to you.

Voice Area Faculty

Dr. Lorissa Mason
Director of Choral Activities and Voice Area Chair

Professor Kristina Buck, mezzo-soprano
Adjunct Instructor, Voice

Professor Diane Kesling, mezzo-soprano
Lecturer in Voice
Applied Voice, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop

Professor Kate Sain, soprano
Adjunct Instructor, Voice