Here at UTM, our goal is to make you the best musician, artist, and music educator you can be. We do that through a rigorous schedule of classes, individual lessons, ensembles, performances, and most importantly, practicing. Music is a discipline. Your love for this art form carries you through the difficult times when you need to be studying or practicing even though would rather be doing something else. The time you spend practicing is the time you spend investing in your future. It is your time to progress. You see, as a music major, your day does not end simply because all of the classes are done for the day. Evening performances, ensemble/production rehearsals, and individual practicing continue often until the the building closes.
Being a music major is a commitment to something greater than yourself. It is a commitment to excellence. We are committed to providing you with an excellent education. We ask that you commit to striving towards excellence in your own work. If you do not feel you are able to maintain such a high standard of work, a degree in vocal music is not for you.
Student success is our main priority. Our goal at UTM is to make sure that you successfully complete your degree in a reasonable amount of time. As such, we are always checking in with students, working with students, and talking with students to make sure that they are staying on top of their work. If you need help, our office hours are posted outside our door and our contact information is always available. In fact, in my studio, all of my students have my cell phone number. As long as it is not abused, they are free to contact me with questions, concerns, or anything else that might require my assistance. Always remember, we are here to make sure that you have all the help you could possibly need to succeed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.