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Commercial Voice Program

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

We are the alternative to the classical conservatory…for singers who don’t want to sing opera and art songs…

CU Denver offers one of the only Commercial Voice programs in the country. Our voice teachers are trained to help your voice grow in the styles you want to sing in. Offering instruction in contemporary music styles, including jazz, pop, rock and musical theater, we’ll help you explore ways to make your singing the best it can be in the genres you want to sing. Actively performing in the Denver area and beyond, CU Denver's faculty can give you the performance opportunities and direction you need to help you toward a career in music.
At CU Denver, we believe in providing all our singers with the best and healthiest techniques for singing in today’s contemporary styles. We’ll encourage you to explore new music while helping you to polish the genres you already excel in. All students working in a degree program with a voice emphasis will receive one-on-one instruction on a weekly basis, where you will work on healthy singing, voice building and performance technique. Along with private instruction, you will be expected to perform in Voice Performance classes, an ensemble, as well as performing a final singing exam.

After a successful audition, the Coordinator of the Commercial Voice Emphasis will assign you to the teacher best suited to your skills and needs. 

Check out MIX's new vocal website:​​
For complete information regarding admission requirements and voice auditions please visit our Admissions Page. 

For further Information contact:
Leslie Soich, Coordinator of Commercial Voice;
Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department:
College of Arts & Media Advisors:
For information on current vocal events, please visit the CU Denver Voice Blog:


Please listen to a couple of vocal snippets by the CU Denver Mix:

Get Microsoft Silverlight"How Can I Cry" Vocal Snippet, MIX
Get Microsoft Silverlight"Gravity" Vocal Snippet, MIX