The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the Voice Division

The largest classical division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the voice division offers degrees in vocal performance at the undergraduate level and vocal performance and vocal pedagogy at the graduate level. With approximately 60 students, the voice division also teaches students in the music education program with a voice concentration.

Each year, the division performs two fully staged operas, evenings of opera scenes performed by the Opera Workshop class, recitals, master classes and webcasts. Students study with teachers who have vast performing experience and are still working actively in the field as soloists at major opera companies, with symphonies, and in recital. Learn more about our programs!


The Voice Division was proud to host Professor Han Ge from the Sichuan Univeristy, China, Vocal Performance Studio for a wonderful masterclass with Professor Sharon Christman and staff Accompanist Nicolas Catravas.


Alumni News

 Vocal Performance Alum, Lesley Baird stars in Hollywood CA's Cupcake Theater performance of INTO THE WOODS!!





 Alumni Metropolitan Council Audition Winners selected for Wolf Trap Young Artist Summer Program

Patrick Guett and Vanessa Vasquez















Lucia di Lammermoor Promo Video




Congratulations to the cast, crew, production team, and Dr. Andrew Simpson on a 5 star review in DC Metro Arts.


All site photos courtesy of CUA Publications,
Alex Souvorov,
and Daniel Weaver

School of Music faculty direct, teach, and mentor in extracurricular festivals and programs domestic and abroad during the summer breaks.  For pictures of the most recent program in China featuring division heads Ms. Sharon Christman (voice) and Dr. Ivo Kaltchev (piano), click here.