When you study voice and opera at CIM, you get more than a secure technical foundation in vocal and dramatic skills. You’ll build a deep love and respect for the art forms that feature the singing actor. In addition to diction, style, musicianship and vocal pedagogy, your curriculum stresses the importance of the artist’s role in the community.

You’ll learn the Italian method of singing known as Bel Canto, which focuses on free, unforced sound. That’s how you’ll acquire the building blocks you need for a successful career based on excellent musicianship and vocal health.

Alumni Success

Meet Irene Roberts

Irene Roberts

Irene Roberts is BUSY. The mezzo-soprano has five role debuts in the coming season, including her first in Europe. Since graduating in 2008, she’s appeared in Le Nozze di Figaro and Parsifal with The Metropolitan Opera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann with the San Francisco Opera, Der Vampyr at New Orleans Opera, Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly with the Palm Beach Opera, and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Atlanta Opera. She even squeezed in concert performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Miami’s New World Symphony.

Our grads perform with...

  • Akron Lyric Opera Theatre
  • Apollo’s Singers
  • Chicago Opera Theater
  • Cleveland Light Opera
  • Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • El Paso Opera
  • English National Opera
  • Florida Grand Opera
  • Great Lakes Light Opera
  • Israeli Opera
  • Light Opera of New Jersey
  • Lyric Opera of Baltimore
  • The Metropolitan Opera

Concerts and events

Apr 26 Fri
7:30 pm
CIM Opera Theater: Spring Scenes
Opera Performance, Concert Series
Apr 27 Sat
3:00 pm
CIM Opera Theater: Spring Scenes
Opera Performance, Concert Series
May 2 Thu
6:00 pm
First Professional Studies Recital: Giwooung Kim, voice
Voice, Conservatory Student Recitals
May 3 Fri
2:00 pm
First Artist Diploma Recital: Xiaoyang Zhang, voice
Voice, Conservatory Student Recitals
May 3 Fri
6:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Alexandra Mester, voice
Voice, Conservatory Student Recitals