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B.M. – Contemporary Voice

Amplify Your Unique Voice

Become the vocalist you were born to be. Regent’s Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Voice program is designed for aspiring vocalists with a passion for contemporary music styles such as pop, rock, jazz, R&B, praise and worship, musical theatre, and other genres. This degree will prepare you for a versatile music career through an integration of advanced vocal technique, songwriting and studio recording skills, and an understanding of music production and business. Admission to the B.M. in Contemporary Voice program requires a successful audition.

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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Gain high-quality vocal training and songwriting skills while becoming well-versed in the latest music technology.

ESTABLISH YOUR CAREER

Prepare yourself for a versatile, thriving career in the music industry.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Presented from a Christian worldview, learn from award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Music – Contemporary Voice degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Voice, you can:

  • Achieve advanced vocal performance for live concerts or studio recordings.
  • Attain an in-depth understanding of the industry and various genres.
  • Launch your career in contemporary music production, songwriting, teaching or other facets.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Professional Vocalist
  • Headliner/Musical Artist
  • Broadway Performer
  • Professional Studio vocalist
  • Vocal Coach
Introduction and development of rudimentary keyboard skills, including chords, scales, performance of simple songs, equipment, and proper technique.
An overview of the tenets of long-term vocal health, improvement in singing, appropriate stage presentation and microphone technique.
Introduction and development of rudimentary playing on the drum set and electric bass, with historical knowledge of significant players and equipment.
Introduction and development of rudimentary playing on the acoustic and electric guitar, with historical knowledge of significant players and equipment.
Advanced training in sight reading, with further development in sight singing, sightreading, and aural dictation.
Artist-level study of the visual & aural applied elements of music literacy focusing on the skills needed to transform music symbols into performance through the recognition and comprehension of standard music notation, rhythms, and meter, solfege, and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs. Prerequisite: MUSI 346.
Advanced focus on vocal physiology and health, leading to methods for designing and leading voice lessons.
Intensive ongoing voice lessons, including required private practice time. Repeatable for up to 24 credits. BM in Classical Voice and Contemporary Voice majors only.
Culminating experience for Performance majors. Public performance in selected vocal part.

The Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Voice program requires a secondary admissions process to demonstrate the musical potential and aptitude of the applicant’s vocal ability. For more information about scheduled or custom audition days, please complete the Request Information Form on this page.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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