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Voice Area

Introduction

The Voice Area at Texas Tech University maintains a long tradition of excellence, seeking to assist qualified students in fulfilling career goals in the field of music. Voice Area graduates of Texas Tech are performing in international careers as singers, teachers, choral conductors, and numerous related fields.

**NEW** Voice Area Handbook

Definition

The Voice Area is comprised of three divisions:

  • Vocal Studies
  • Opera & Music Theatre
  • Choral Studies

Together, these divisions work cooperatively to ensure the student a well rounded educational experience. For more information, contact Gerald Dolter.

Voice Area Faculty & Staff

Voice Area faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized, and combine levels of expertise that offer a comprehensive field of study to qualified vocal students.

Each of these professionals is dedicated to enhancing the student's educational process and to facilitating the student's musical progress and career goals.

Voice Area Faculty and Staff
Gerald Dolter

Gerald Dolter

Baritone, Voice Area Chair
Director of Opera/Music Theatre, Studio Voice
Quinn Patrick Ankrum

Quinn Patrick Ankrum

Mezzo soprano, Lyric Diction, Song Literature, Studio Voice
William Averill

William Averill

Vocal Coach, Music Theatre Coaching, Graduate Diction, Graduate Song Literature
Gregory Brookes

Gregory Brookes

Baritone, Studio Voice, Lyric Diction
Karl Dent

Karl Dent

Tenor, Matador Singers (Men's Chorus), Studio Voice
John Hollins

John Hollins

Associate Director of Choral Studies, Vocal Coaching
Rebecca Wascoe

Rebecca Wascoe

Soprano, Singer's Diction, Studio Voice

Vocal Degrees at Texas Tech University

Approximately 100 voice majors combine participation in studio voice, staged production and acting skills, and choral studies and ensembles into their chosen degree curriculum. In addition, all University non-majors are actively welcome to participate in all Voice Area programs and ensembles.

Voice Area students majoring in music pursue the following degrees: