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Vocal Arts

The Vocal Arts area is one of the most visible and vibrant parts of the exceptional music program at Georgia Southern University. Students from all academic majors participate in choirs, opera, and private vocal study. Those wishing to major in music may pursue the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Performance, or Composition or the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. Graduate students may earn the Master of Music Degree in Music Education, Performance, Music Technology, or Composition. The Minor in Music is available in Applied, Music History and Literature, and Music Technology.

Georgia Southern graduates have successful careers in music education, performance and other arts-related professions. Alumni have continued their educations in graduate programs at the Eastman School of Music, Boston University , Peabody Conservatory, Westminster Choir College , and the Royal College of Music in London.

Expand the joy of singing, develop your voice and let your talent soar! Ready to sing?

Whether you want to sing in a chorus, act in an opera or show off your vocal chops in a jazz ensemble or a rock band, the Gretsch School of Music has you covered.

You’ll have a multitude of performance opportunities when you study voice. Students from all academic majors can participate in numerous performance arenas such as choirs, opera and private vocal study to explore and accomplish much with their voice.

Degrees with a vocal emphasis

Vocal Ensembles

In addition to academic studies and performances, you’ll have the chance to perform off-campus in concert tours and competitions. The Georgia Southern Chorale often performs and competes internationally. The Georgia Southern Operas offers students opportunities to enjoy multiple performance styles and venues. 

Off-Campus Appearances and Tours

Academic studies and performances are augmented by numerous off-campus appearances by students and faculty, and Georgia Southern Chorale’s annual concert tours. The Georgia Southern Chorale is often active in international studies during the summer, recently competing in the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition in Linz, Austria (2013) and Laurea Mundi Budapest (2016), where they won the Grand Prix, and the Ave Verum – Baden International Choral Competition (2019), where they won a Gold Certificate.

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Vocal Arts Faculty

Dr. Arikka Gregory
Dr. Arikka Gregory
Professor of Voice
Director, Georgia Southern Opera
Emliy Grundstad-Hall
Dr. Emily Grundstad-Hall
Associate Professor, Voice
Sarah Hancock
Sarah Hancock
Senior Lecturer, Voice
Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
Professor, Choir
Dr. Allen Henderson
Professor, Voice
Dr. Shannon Jeffreys
Director of Choral Activities
David Langley
Dr. David Langley
Associate Professor of Music Education
Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Jonathan Murphy
Jonathan Murphy
Lecturer, Opera and Collaborative Piano

Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Arikka Gregory

Dr. Arikka Gregory
Professor of Voice
Director, Georgia Southern Opera
Phone: 912-478-5408

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Last updated: 3/30/2022