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Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lessons

Any student at Westminster College can register for private voice lessons. We love teaching non-music majors, as well as our music major students! All students who register for private voice lessons should meet the following minimum expectations:

  • Register for private lessons with Professor Michael Chipman within the first two weeks of the semester. To contact Professor Chipman, email him at mchipman@westminstercollege.edu.
  • Schedule a regular lesson time with your teacher immediately upon registration.
  • Show up on time and prepared for lessons. If you will be late, notify your teacher immediately.
  • If you need to cancel, you must give your teacher at least 24-hours' notice. Teachers are not required to make-up lessons canceled by students, for any reason. If a teacher cancels your lesson, it will be made-up during the semester.
  • All lessons (including make-up lessons) must be completed before the last day of class each semester.
  • All students must attend three studio master classes each semester.
  • Students will not be required to spend more than $30 on music per semester.
  • The majority of lesson time will be spent on focused work on vocal technique, repertoire and artistry.

Voice Majors and Minors

  • In consultation with your teacher and based on the suggested repertoire list, select  pieces for juries within the first few weeks of the semester.
  • Attend the midterm performance day. Voice majors or minors who miss this day or are not prepared will lose 15% from their final grade.
  • Perform a vocal jury. Vocal major and minors who do not perform a jury (for any reason) in the semester of registration will receive an Incomplete (I) grade on their transcript. 

2013-14 Jury and Midterm Schedule

Fall Semester 2013

  • Midterm Performance Day: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 11am - 2pm (with pizza at 2pm)
  • Vocal Juries: Monday, December 9, 10am - 5pm
Spring Semester 2014
  • Midterm Performance Day: Saturday, March 22, 11am - 2pm (with pizza at 2pm)
  • Vocal Juries: Saturday, April 26, 10am - 5pm