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Vocal Performance Major Guide: Home

A guide for vocal performance majors at OCU


So you want to be an opera singer?

Then this is the guide for you! Here you will find information about library resources all catered to the needs of young artists.

Wait--what's a "young artist"?

A young artist is a blanket term for future and emerging professionals in the opera industry. Young artists range from university and conservatory students to performers who are out of school and building their career.

If you are studying voice here at OCU, congratulations, you are a young artist!

About the libraries

The main location for music resources is the Leichter Listening Library, which is locating on the 3rd floor of the Wanda Bass School of Music building. This library has scores, sound recordings, music education texts, and music reference books.

Books on and about music can also be found on the 3rd floor of the main campus library, Dulaney-Browne.

What's here?

In this guide you will find:

  • tips on searching the OCU library catalog
  • where to look in the library for helpful books
  • a list of reference materials provided by the library, including databases and journals geared toward music to help you with your scholarly and professional research
  • a list of websites that every emerging opera artist should know about

2018-2019 Season

Scores for OCU's Opera & Music Theatre season are always put on reserve and are available upon request at the music library's front desk.

For info on musical theatre shows of the season, visit the Musical Theatre Major Guide.

Created by:

Liz Wasson graduated from OCU in 2017 with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. She is now simultaneously pursuing a professional opera career and earning a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Oklahoma. She designed this guide for present and future VPs at OCU.

Her favorite operas are La Gioconda, Dead Man Walking, and Little Women; her favorite composers are Sibelius, Verdi, and Heggie.

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