Vocal performance courses emphasize the technical and interpretive skills necessary for artistic self-expression. Students grow in their technique, artistry and knowledge of the appropriate repertoire. Vocal performance studies courses combine historical, theoretical, technical, physiological and psychological components of music into successful performing.

Audition and Declaration Requirements

Furman students intending to major in music must perform an audition and complete a music theory placement examination. Final approval for a music degree takes place during your sophomore year. Learn more about auditions.

General Requirements

The bachelor of music in vocal performance provides students with an opportunity to perfect their skills through one-on-one instruction and performance studies. Specific courses pertaining to the study of vocal performance are supplemented by the opportunity to participate in Furman’s outstanding choral ensembles.

Course Sequence

See the suggested course sequence for a B.M. in Performance, Vocal Emphasis [PDF].

Degree Requirements


Grant Knox

Associate Professor of Voice; Director of Lyric Opera; Coordinator of Voice