Careers

The voice area at The University of Alabama School of Music has an enviable record of preparing students for careers as performers and educators. Below is a partial list of institutions, summer festivals and arts organizations that have employed our current and former students.

  • Alabama OperaWorks
  • Amherst Early Music Festival
  • Ashlawn Opera
  • Atlanta Opera
  • Baltimore Opera
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
  • Center City Opera Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Colorado Arts Symposium
  • Glimmerglass Opera
  • Gulf Coast Opera Theatre, Mississippi
  • Harrower Summer Opera Workshop
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • Natchez Opera Festival
  • Opera Birmingham
  • Opera North
  • Opera in the Ozarks
  • Opera Saratoga
  • Pacific Opera Projects
  • Sugar Creek Symphony and Song
  • Tabor College
  • Tri-Cities Opera
  • Vancouver Early Music Festival
  • Utah Festival Opera

Academic Job Placement

The UA Voice department has an outstanding track record of placing both recent graduates, as well as current DMA students, in teaching positions in the region. Current students gain valuable teaching experience while finishing their degree requirements. Degree candidates and very recent graduates are holding, or have held, adjunct and/or tenure-track positions at:

  • Baldwin-Wallace College
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Clark-Atlanta University
  • Clayton State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Samford University
  • Stillman College, Tuscaloosa
  • Tabor College, Kansas
  • Troy University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of West Georgia
  • University of Montevallo
  • UA Department of Theatre & Dance

Advanced Studies

Many of our former students have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools. Below is a sample list of those schools:

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Florida State University
  • Juilliard School of Music
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Louisiana State University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • San Francisco Conservatory
  • Longy School of Music
  • Shenandoah Conservatory
  • East Carolina University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas-Austin