Pamela Coburn, lyric soprano, studied voice at DePauw University, the Eastman School of Music and the American Opera Center of the Juilliard School, and studied German Lieder with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
DePauw University's vocal area is the largest within the School of Music. Currently there are 50-70 students enrolled in one of the degree programs.
All voice faculty are active members of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), recitalists, clinicians, and judges for state and regional competitions. Voice majors routinely compete and place in annual State and Regional NATS competitions, as well as other regional and national contests and auditions.
The voice professors and choral conductor teach all applied voice lessons, voice classes, workshops, and ensembles.
There are a variety of opportunities for voice majors. Students participate in either the DePauw University Choir or DePauw Chamber Singers. Students may choose to audition for the fully-staged musical theatre and opera productions, participate in the opera and musical theatre scenes courses, and audition for the yearly concerto competition.
Master teachers are invited to campus to work with DePauw voice students in various instructional and performance settings.. Recent clinicians include Jason Robert Brown, Nathan Gunn, Elly Ameling, Paulette Herbich, Leonard Hokanson, Stephen Salters, and Benita Valente.
There are opportunity for both international and domestic off-campus study. Locations recently selected include Vienna, Milan, Paris, London, Dresden, New York, Philadelphia, and Florence.