Develop your technique and artistry while learning from, and performing with, world-renowned vocal artists. Faculty will work closely with you to develop the technical and artistic elements needed to grow as a professional vocalist.

Grow your artistry, build your technical facility, and expand your musical possibilities in a community of empowerment, collaboration, and support. Hone and challenge your performance skills with a diverse array of solo, chamber, and ensemble experiences. Dig into the transformational power of music through community outreach. Become the versatile and entrepreneurial musician the world needs. Where will your musical journey take you?

Perform with nationally recognized choral groups, in operas and musicals, stage solo recitals and more.

Learn from world-renowned performers and teachers who have graced some of the world's greatest stages.

Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates. 

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Studio Culture

Combine studio voice work and private voice study featuring training and performance experience in opera and choir. Immerse yourself in operatic, early, contemporary, and choral music as well as the academic study of vocal music. Experience teaching that prepares you to be a versatile singer fluent in multiple musical styles including jazz and pop. You can even compose your own songs in lessons. Combine training in solo singing, choirs, and opera with core studies in music theory and musicology, language and diction studies, voice science, and pedagogy. Balanced training prepares you to be an independent musician ready for professional success. Develop your technique in an environment that emphasizes a well-rounded education, support, and a focus on vocal health.

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Collaborate and Compete

You’ll develop your artistry in a collaborative environment while preparing for success. Lawrence voice graduates have consistently won major competitions including the MTNA national competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Classical Singer National Competition and more. 

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The Power of Collaboration


What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests. 

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Award-Winning Performance Opportunities


Opportunities to perform abound, from nationally recognized choral ensembles to award-winning main stage opera productions. Learn from renowned musicians in studios and master classes, and perform with them as colleagues on stages large and small. 

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Our music education graduates have a 100% placement record, influencing countless aspiring young musicians all over the country as well as internationally.

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Academics

Find Your Voice at Lawrence

Lawrence Conservatory Voice Students share their connection with music and performance. From the stage to recording studio, students share how they find and develop their unique voice at Lawrence.

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Tradition

Music is woven into life at Lawrence. Wander campus and you'll hear students practicing piano in lounges, violins in Warch, and horns outside.

A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.

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