Voice study at Luther College is the largest area of concentration in the Music Department. Distinguished voice faculty teach more than 250 students every year in applied lessons, and Luther proudly supports five auditioned choral ensembles. Performance opportunities for vocalists include participating in the annual Christmas at Luther performance, an annual opera, opera scenes courses, and the biennial oratorio. In addition to the core music course requirements, students have the opportunity to take courses in diction, vocal literature, and vocal coaching. Vocalists at Luther also have the chance to explore through singing in student-led a cappella groups or performing in annual musical theatre productions.
Our alumni have appeared with opera houses and orchestras around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, Opera Australia, the Royal Opera House, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. They have performed in national touring productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Fiddler on the Roof and participated in young artist programs at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. In addition to being noteworthy performers, many of these alumni also serve as outstanding voice teachers in colleges, universities, and private studios around the country.
Luther's voice area is an established and dynamic program that prepares students of all backgrounds and interests to hone their craft for a lifetime of impact. Singers at Luther find a community like none other, and we’d love to be a part of your journey as a lifelong singer!