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On behalf of the Vocal Area of the UNC School of Music, welcome to our website. We invite you to come and study with our highly recognized and dedicated faculty, individuals who have performed extensively internationally and throughout the United States. We strive to create a friendly, supportive atmosphere where students can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to become outstanding performers and effective music educators.

Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

Vocal Faculty

  1. Diane Bolden-Taylor, lyric soprano
    Area Head
  2. Jill Burleson Burgett
    Associate Director of Choral Studies
    Director of Choral Music Education
  3. Galen Darrough
    Director of Choral Activities
  4. Brian Luedloff
    Director of Opera Theatre
  5. Derek Chester, tenor
  6. Melissa Malde, mezzo soprano
  7. William Wilson, baritone




Audition Information

  1. Specific audition and repertoire requirements are listed on the application available on the Admissions Page
  2. Auditions for Ensemble Placement take place in the Fall.