Music

Vocal Studies

VOCAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Development of the disciplines and skills required of performers and music educators is an integral part of a student’s training at La Sierra University. Students enrolled in the vocal arts program at  La Sierra have a successful history, and they have found our music classes to be a meaningful extension of traditional college curriculum.

Vocal Studies at La Sierra University

  • Intensive professional training with a superb liberal arts education
  • Uniquely personal student/faculty ratio
  • Choral Ensembles/Fully Staged Opera/Master Classes/Recitals/Opera Scenes
  • Focusing on technique, language, art song, oratorio, church music, musical, and opera

Current voice major and alumnae of the La Sierra University are:

  • Singing in national and international companies
  • Winning state and regional competitions
  • Accepted in nationally recognized advanced programs of study and graduate schools
  • Currently working as professional singers, church musicians, as college and university professors of music, and as primary and secondary school music educators

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Voice

Perform from memory two selections from the classical vocal repertoire:

  • An Italian art song or aria
  • An English art song

Sight-reading of a selection may be required.

Faculty may ask applicants to sing several scales to check vocal range.

DIRECTOR OF VOCAL STUDIES

Soprano Raejin Lee has an active performing career, with appearances throughout the United States, Italy, and Korea in oratorio, recital, and opera. She has performed such roles as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Giulietta in I Capuletti e i Montecchi, Despina in Così fan tutte, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and The Thief.  Dr. Lee has received many honors and awards, including a special prize for her distinguished performance of the Italian Art Song repertoire from the Italian America Cultural Foundation. Her biography has been listed in Who’s Who reference books including; Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. She was a featured soloist in the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at Indiana University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She received an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music and she completed her doctoral studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey as a student of Faith Esham. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Dr. Lee is currently Director of Vocal Studies at La Sierra University. She resides in Yorba Linda with her husband Justin, and their two daughters, Ashley and Olivia.