Sing Out: A Scholarship Competition for Voice Performance Across Theatrical Genres

School of Music & School of Theatre Voice Faculty & Students

October 22 to November 2

Sing Out! is a performance-based competition created by the combined voice areas of the School of Music and School of Theatre. This new venture asks Penn State students to imagine a program of three contrasting selections: one from opera, one from musical theatre, and one of the singer’s choice. Finalists will be given the opportunity to workshop their programs with faculty members through voice lessons, musical coaching, and staging rehearsals. Sing Out! brings these rehearsals into the Borland Project Space, allowing members of the Penn State community a rare inside view into the process of theatrical and musical preparation leading up to a performance. 


Preliminary Competition

Tuesday, October 23 | 4:30 PM

Join us for the preliminary competition of Sing Out! Hear students perform their selections and vie for a chance to perform in the finals on Thursday, November 1.


Voice Pedagogy Class (MUS 418)

Monday, October 22; Wednesday, October 24; Friday October 26; Monday, October 29; Wednesday, October 31; Friday, November 2 | 12:20–1:10 PM

Throughout Sing Out!, the Voice Pedagogy course will hold its class meetings in 125 Borland. Class topics will include vocal registration and resonance.


Final Competition & Reception 

Thursday, November 1 | 4:30 PM

Join us for the finals of the Sing Out! Competition. Annie Burridge, General Director of Austin Opera, and School of Music 2018 Alumni Award Recipient will serve as guest adjudicator. A reception with light refreshments will follow the competition.