Vocal students at the University of Northern Colorado have the opportunity to study with highly recognized and dedicated faculty, all of whom are extensive performers on the international scene and throughout the United States.

UNC vocalists are part of a friendly, supportive atmosphere where they can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to become outstanding performers and effective music educators.

Excellence in Performance & Education

The College of Performing and Visual Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for students studying music.

Learn more about Undergraduate and Graduate Music Degrees at UNC.

Classes in the Voice program may include:

  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • English, German, Italian, and French Diction
  • Performance in Opera Theatre
  • Choral Techniques and Conducting

Career options for graduates of the Voice program include:

  • Performer
  • Music Educator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Graduate School

Learn about the application process to UNC and the School of Music.

How to Apply

Resources for current students:

Undergraduate Handbook

Graduate Handbook

For more information or to schedule a visit to the School of Music, contact Annie Sklar at (970) 351-1132 or email music@unco.edu.

View Voice Faculty and Staff

The UNC School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and designated a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Faculty & Staff

Diane Bolden-Taylor

Lyric Soprano, Area Head

Jill Burleson Burgett

Associate Director of Choral Studies
Director of Choral Music Education

Galen Darrough

Director of Choral Activities

Brian Clay Luedloff

Director of Opera Theatre

Derek Chester


Melissa Malde

Mezzo Soprano

William Wilson


Voice Program at UNC