Co-ordinator Associate Professor Merlyn Quaife AM
Monash classical voice program provides a supportive, encouraging environment for singers to refine their craft, expand their knowledge and realise their potential.
Under the experienced and nurturing guidance of Merlyn Quaife ‘Melbourne’s much loved soprano’ (the AGE 2012) the study of voice at Monash University takes a new approach. Sessional staff are all active performers and will offer Modules in some of their expertise/s. Students select four different modules in the first two years of study, with four different teachers. In Year 3 they work with one teacher on a balanced program.
Aim: to give students a breadth of knowledge of vocal repertoire in both classical and music theatre genres. Students will work on vocal technique which shall be applied to all repertoire plus musicianship skills, foreign languages (where applicable) and interpretation. Strong rhythmic sense and good intonation are expected in all genres.