University of Arizona

Voice Studies

The Voice Studies program exists to promote vocal music of the highest caliber. We believe that opera and vocal music are a living and essential art form that provokes, thrills and transforms human lives through its unique combination of text, music and storytelling.

We encourage the development of young musical artists as well as cultivate the audiences of the future. We build community to ensure the success of our students as they become practitioners, teachers and leaders of the future.

Degree Options

We provide an array of fully accredited degrees supported generously with scholarships and teaching assistantships.  We believe in challenging, but diverse, programs of study.

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Master Classes

The University of Arizona Voice and Opera Theater believes that master classes are important to developing the next generation of professional talents. To that end, we have featured Master Classes by such esteemed artists as Lisette Oropesa, Matthew Polenzani, Thomas Hampson, Ana Maria Martinez, Susanna Philips, Susan Graham, Ian Bostridge and many other leaders in the field.


The University of Arizona Voice and Opera Theater has five in-house competitions for our students. These competitions provide significant scholarship opportunities and valuable audition experience in a safe environment.

Collaboration Bridges

The University of Arizona Voice and Opera Theater has strategically developed relationships with partners in the community and abroad in order to enhance opportunities for our students. The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona, Tucson Desert Song Festival, ‘G. Rossini’ Conservatorio in Pesaro, Italy and Arizona Opera  are just a few of the collaborating bridges built to help our students.

Scholarships and Funding

Opera, and studying opera, is expensive! It takes all kinds of support to make our students’ dreams a reality.


Our faculty performs and teaches at some of the most important festivals and venues throughout the world.

Your faculty are the heart of your career at the University of Arizona and beyond.   Get to know us.

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Kristin Dauphinais

Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 205

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Yunah Lee

Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 209

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Andrew Stuckey

Associate Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 225