Take your talents to the next level with a bachelor's degree in music - applied voice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Designed for those aspiring to be performing artists, the applied voice major provides valuable, professional experience to promising singers. Perform lead roles in musicals, sing in our annual cabaret, participate in solo recitals and collaborate in jazz ensembles. Special guest artists and tours with our opera outreach program will introduce you to best practices and new areas of music.
Known for producing successful graduates, our renowned music department will help you gain a high level of musical maturity. Weekly studio classes with faculty mentors and peers prepare you for public performance. And an array of choirs, events and show opportunities will help you add to your performance portfolio.
With its emphasis on technical mastery and high-level musicianship, our applied voice program will give you the skills and experience needed to pursue a graduate-level performance program, establish your own private music studio or go wherever your dream takes you.
UW-Eau Claire offers many different scholarships to students pursuing music degrees at UW-Eau Claire. For example, the Beverly and Dale Dick Memorial Vocal Scholarship offers $2,000 to a student participating in any of the vocal music groups at UW-Eau Claire. Students can also apply for the Carson W. Proctor and Kathryn Proctor Duax Music Scholarship. The $1,000 award is given to an applied voice major who is registered for a major choral ensemble.
Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your music degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Applied voice music program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- This major does not require a minor.
- Gospel Choir
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (PMA)
- Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI)
- The Innocent Men
- Fifth Element
Accreditation informationAll music degrees from UW-Eau Claire have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Expert faculty. Our student-focused faculty make it a top priority to keep you motivated, engaged and inspired, so you continue to grow. Small class sizes allow you to get one-on-one attention from experts and feel connected with others who are passionate about vocal performance.
Experiential learning. Gain a global understanding of culture and music through study abroad, the National Student Exchange program or undergraduate research. Frequent world-renowned guest artists will introduce you to new music and new ways of thinking. Community music festivals offer many internship and networking opportunities.
One-of-a-kind spaces. UWEC is home to four performance venues, six music classrooms, 36 practice rooms, an audio recording studio, a music technology lab, a digital piano lab and several rehearsal rooms. We are also proud to partner with the Eau Claire community's newest performance venue, the Pablo Center at the Confluence. This state-of-the-art facility is home to our theatre arts department and hosts many UWEC classes, rehearsals and performances.
Skill-building student organizations. Join one of 20 student clubs and organizations dedicated to celebrating music, theatre and dance. Express yourself, learn new techniques and network with other students. Many student organizations lead to volunteer opportunities, competitions and shows.
Our applied voice graduates are well prepared for their next chapter. By earning a music degree from UW-Eau Claire, you will have the knowledge and experience you need to pick your career path — and excel within it.
Where are applied voice music alumni now?
- Professional singer, Chicago Lyric Opera, Illinois
- Grand finalist, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, New York
- Performer, Broadway, New York
- Vocal studio instructor, Wisconsin
Applied voice music careers
- Professional singer
- Private studio instructor
- Vocal coach
- Music professor
- Arts administrator
My time here at UWEC has been absolutely inspiring. It has strengthened my love for singing and acting, as well as solidified my passion to be a professional performer — not to mention I had the opportunity to study classical music in Italy two summers in a row! Next year I will be pursuing my masters in Vocal Performance, and I know I would not be at the level I am at today if it wasn’t for the amazing faculty and the fantastic opportunities that this institution gives its students.
UW-Eau Claire's applied voice program will provide you with many opportunities to enhance your musical skills and knowledge. A robust curriculum includes courses in musical theory, history, literature, pedagogy, recital, conducting and ensembles.
In addition to UW-Eau Claire admission requirements, students enrolling as a music major or minor are required to successfully complete a departmental audition for instrument or voice prior to enrolling. Audition information and scheduling are available on the department website.
Classes for applied voice music majors may include:
- Music History & Society
- Voice Pedagogy
- Singer's Dictation- Italian and German
- Opera/Music Theater Workshop
- Beginning Acting
- Symphonic Choir
- Analyzing Global Traditions in Music
Learn more about the comprehensive music - applied voice major in the UWEC course catalog.
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