Voice Studies

Studies in Voice

  • Voice students have the opportunity to perform as soloists in solo recitals, group recitals and studio classes.
  • The large ensembles frequently feature student soloists on concert programs, tour programs and in the St. Olaf Orchestra’s annual Senior Soloists concert in May.
  • For voice primaries, St. Olaf offers course in solo vocal literature, lyric diction, acting for the lyric stage, and vocal pedagogy, which focus on methods of teaching and include opportunities to teach.
  • Instruction in voice for music majors and non-music majors is offered in private weekly half-hour or hour lessons or through voice class.

Students take lessons with one of our 12 faculty


Students participate in ensembles and lessons


major in something other than music

Voice – Choir

Voice Faculty

Therees Tkach Hibbard

Therees Tkach Hibbard

Associate Professor of Practice and Robert Scholz Endowed Chair in Music – Voice, Choral Conducting and Choral Literature; Conductor, Manitou Singers and Chamber Singers

Christiansen Hall of Music 206
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Dale Kruse

Dale Kruse (he, him, his)

Associate Professor of Practice in Music – Voice

Tweet Hall of Music 107

Office Hours: by appointment

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Marita Stryker

Marita Stryker (she, her, hers)

Assistant Professor of Music – Contemporary Voice, Musical Theatre

Christiansen Hall of Music 210

Office Hours: By appointment

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KrisAnne Weiss

KrisAnne Weiss (she, her, hers)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music – Voice

Christiansen Hall of Music 203

Office Hours: By appointment

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