Clemson Vocal Arts

Major

Major in Performing Arts

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The B.A. in Performing Arts - Music Concentration allows you to create your own future in the Performing Arts. Our innovative Music degree combines performance (lessons and ensembles), music theory, music history, music technology (Finale, MIDI, recording), and arts administration (music business, entrepreneurship, and marketing).

Music students collaborate with Theater and Audio students and get hands-on experience in our professional roadhouse, the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, our on-site learning laboratory.

Students also participate in masterclasses, develop connections with professional artists, and work alongside dynamic faculty who are leaders in their field. Most importantly, our students are prepared for today’s highly competitive job market after graduation.

Audition for the major

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Where?

Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

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When?

January 2021 dates to be announced soon

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What?

Prospective voice students should prepare two art songs or folk songs of contrasting styles. At least one of the selections MUST be in a language other than English. Make sure the selections adequately demonstrate musicality, tone quality, and technical abilities. In addition to the prepared pieces, students will be asked to sight read a short excerpt. For repertoire suggestions, please contact: Dr. Anthony Bernarducci at bernar5@clemson.edu.

Stories

Trey Lockett

Graduated Spring 2019

Trey Lockett

Graduated Spring 2019

Trey Lockett

I was a part of the Clemson Choirs during my entire five years at Clemson, 2014-2019. Throughout that time, I had the opportunity to be a member of CU Singers, Men's Choir, Cantorei, and Tigeroar. My favorite memory would absolutely be the CU Singers tour to Germany and the Czech Republic in the summer of 2017. It was such an amazing trip with so many of my best friends, and there was just something unique and special about that trip that I will never forget. I now live in Austin, Texas, and am a graduate student in Music Education at the University of Texas at Austin. I also serve as a graduate teaching assistant for the UT band program, and hope to be a high school or college band director one day.

 Lindsey Whitfield

Graduated Spring 2012

Lindsey Whitfield

Graduated Spring 2012

Lindsey Whitfield

I graduated in 2012. I was a part of Kappa Alpha Theta, Panhellenic Council, Clemson Players with the 2012 production of Guys and Dolls, Women's Glee, Clemson Dancers, and GAMMA. Currently, I'm working at The Peace Center in Greenville. I'm the Donor Relations Coordinator, which basically means that my job is to keep as many of our donors as happy as possible. As for performing, I started a YouTube channel a few years back where I play original music and covers. I'm also currently studying songwriting with Edwin McCain and Maia Sharp and performing locally in the Greenville area.