Voice Area

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The vocal studies area of the Conservatory of Music is comprised of expert voice faculty artists. 

The Conservatory of Music provides comprehensive, personal instruction leading to degrees in performance, pedagogy, music with elective studies emphases, music education, music composition, composition, and the liberal arts.  Our highly credentialed faculty are outstanding performers committed to teaching and mentorship and contribute to Wheaton’s distinctively Christian scholarly community.  Our goal is to nurture young musicians with a broad understanding of their art who in turn can use their gifts creatively and effectively in tomorrow’s world.

Voice Faculty Area

Sarah Holman

Sarah Holman, D.M.A.

Professor of Music, Area Co-Chair (Voice)

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John William Trotter, D.M.A.

Professor of Music, Conducting, and Director of the Concert Choir


Denise Gamez, M.M.

Guest Lecturer (Voice)


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Christopher Lorimer, M.M.

Guest Lecturer, Voice

Katie Ernst, Our People

Katie Ernst

Guest Lecturer, Jazz Voice and Bass

Olivia Doig Skaff

Olivia Doig Skaff, M.M.

Guest Instructor, Voice

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Robin Sterling, M.M.

Guest Lecturer, Voice



Other Singing Opportunities

In addition to formal vocal education and the Conservatory's three choirs, there are many opportunities to sing at Wheaton. Students can engage with music in and outside of the Conservatory whether you major in music or another area.

You can explore the Worship Arts through the Worship Arts Certificate or by joing a Chapel Band. Or join a club ensemble like the Gospel Choir or the Thundertone, a sub-group of the Men's Glee Club. 

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Nelson Center for Sacred Music

COMING SOON! The John and Anita Nelson Center for Sacred Music will commission new sacred choral works each year by excellent composers from all over the world. These works will be premiered on campus by Wheaton College students. In addition to performing the new compositions, students, faculty, and others will witness the transformative process of music composition, performance, and ministry that are paramount in this work. 

Take a Lesson With a Wheaton Professor

Are you interested in exploring the Conservatory of Music further and getting to know a professor one-on-one? Prospective high school students are invited to request a trial lesson to try out the Wheaton studio experience.

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