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Voice training at Pace

AlistaireAlistaire Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
edited January 2013 in Pace University MT
How are students trained vocally at Pace? Are students taught classical techinique as a solid foundation?
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Replies to: Voice training at Pace

  • NightOwl2NightOwl2 Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    BFA-MT students take private voice lessons once a week. In the first semester of freshman year Pace chooses the teacher that best meets their vocal style.
    Voice Instructors can be found here Teaching Professionals | DYSON COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES | Pace University
    I would call and ask about classical technique.
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,559 Senior Member
    I don't know the answer about classical technique, but besides private voice lessons, the students also have private vocal coaching sessions with a vocal coach.
  • BRbwayBRbway Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    There are 5 voice teachers on faculty at Pace. Amy Rogers pairs students with their freshman year voice teacher based on previous training, learning style and personality. Most teachers focus on classical voice work in the beginning and move through vocal styles chronologically, but it depends on the student... some come in with solid legit work but no study of pop/ rock/ belt, so the teacher will focus on making sure the student is as versatile as possible, while maintaining the classical instrument strong. Vice versa with students who come in with a background in pop/ rock music or solid "belt" training, the teachers will focus on adding the "classical element" into their tool box.

    Yes as soozievt pointed out, along with having a private voice lesson once a week for all 4 years, students also get a private session with a vocal coach every week.
  • shacherryshacherry Registered User Posts: 489 Member
    What is the difference between a voice teacher and a vocal coach?
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,559 Senior Member
    A voice teacher focuses on vocal technique.....how to sing, the skills for singing, etc. A vocal coach focuses on the performance/presentation of the song, such as acting the song and interpreting it for performance. A vocal coach may also help with selecting repertoire and so on.
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