The Voice Department offers private lessons, group classes, abundant performance and competition opportunities, and summer camps. To set up a placement audition, please call 667-208-6640.
Peabody Preparatory Voice Students have been accepted to the following Conservatories: Peabody with scholarship, New England Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music with scholarship, Eastman with scholarship, Oberlin, Mannes, and University of Maryland School of Music with scholarship. They also have won 1st and 2nd place at both the State and Regional NATS Auditions.
Lessons are offered Downtown, Towson, Annapolis, & Howard County.
Students interested in private voice lessons must schedule a placement audition by calling 667-208-6640. After the placement audition, students will either be placed with a private teacher (depending on availability of the faculty) or recommended for a group voice class. Registering online for private voice lessons alone without going through placement auditions will not guarantee you a spot. Click here to register.
Young singers ages 13 and older may audition for private voice lessons. Students will participate in a departmental repertoire class and recital each semester. Students may also audition for voice certificates, Signature Recitals, Voice Honors, and view or participate in annual Master Classes with special guest teachers.
Since the voice matures slowly and most of the classical music repertoire is in foreign languages, voice students should be able to read music already, and be prepared to learn and memorize quickly.
In addition to Basics of Singing, classes available include Audition Preparation & Techniques, Acting for Singers, Italian Repertoire and Diction for Singers, and Spanish Diction and Repertoire for Singers. Please call the office or check the catalog for specific information about availability and locations.
Younger children and teens without any previous musical training are recommended to build musical and language skills in preparation for individual voice lessons by:
- singing in an ensemble for children such as the Peabody Children's Chorus;
- taking small group classes such as Basics of Singing;
- taking private lessons on an instrument such as piano, violin or flute;
- participating in theory classes.