The Vocal Division

Welcome to the Vocal Division!

The music department and vocal division invite all students at Rowan University to participate in the arts through singing. Whether your goal is to become a professional performer, choral conductor, music educator, or simply wish to explore your passion for singing, the vocal division offers a variety of performance experiences designed to prepare you to achieve your goals. The distinguished vocal faculty, all active performing professionals, is committed to providing training in strong technique, literature and performance practice. The vision that you have for the presence of music in your life can be realized under the guidance of a caring and experienced faculty. Graduates of Rowan University's vocal program have taken their place in the professional community as performers, educators and scholars.

Our professional degrees* are designed to prepare students for a career in music. They offer high level performance experiences and private vocal instruction, supplemented by courses in language diction, vocal literature, music history, theory, choral arranging, choral conducting, choral literature, vocal and choral methods and pedagogy.

Degree Offerings


  • BM Bachelor of Music in
    Music Education/Vocal
  • BM Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
  • BA Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal)
  • Minor in Music (Vocal)


  • MM Master of Music in Vocal Performance*
  • MM Master of Music in Choral Conducting*

Faculty and Staff

Marian Stieber - Vocal Division Chairperson

Dr. Christopher Thomas - Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Lili Levinowitz - Vocal Music Education

Lauren Athey-Janka - Soprano
Bonita Bachman-Granite - Mezzo Soprano
Cristina Castaldi - Soprano
Barbara Dever - Visiting Artist / Mezzo Soprano
Jon Garrison - Tenor
Jack Hill - Women's Choir
Bette Holladay - Vocal Division Accompanist
Art McKenzie - Men's Choir
Dr. Lourin Plant - Baritone
Nicholas Saverine - Musical Theater
John Tedeschi - Musical Theater

Choral / Vocal Ensembles

Audition as a Voice Major

Master of Music - Vocal Performance or Choral Conducting

The Master of Music in Vocal Performance and the Master of Music in Choral Conducting offer advanced study designed to further the professional goals of the candidate. The Vocal Performance degree offers study in private voice, art song study, opera role study and other core courses designed to prepare the singer for a professional career as a performer. The Master of Music in Conducting is a rigorous intensive study of the art of choral conducting and choral literature with ample opportunities for conducting and adequate podium time.

For information regarding Vocal Performance, contact Prof. Stieber
For information regarding Choral Conducting, contact Dr. Thomas