Summer 2014 Vocal Institute

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Friday, August 8, 2014


LPC Center
The University of Tulsa’s VOCAL INSTITUTE is a 3-day summer workshop for Tulsa area high school students, ages 15-18, who are focused on classical music for solo voice. The program will prepare students for vocal contests and college auditions. University of Tulsa’s vocal professors Judith Pannill Raiford and Susan Goldman-Moore will guide students in preparing appropriate vocal literature, emphasizing vocal technique, interpretation, diction, and presentation. The camp will begin on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00 am, and conclude with a 3:00 pm vocal concert on Friday, August 8.

Location and Facilities

The TU VOCAL INSTITUTE will be held on the campus of the University of Tulsa in the newly constructed Lorton Performance Center, home of the TU School of Music.

Daily Plan

10:00-10:30 Group Warm-up
10:30-11:30 Vocal Master Class
11:30-12:00 Information Sessions: acting/song interpretation, stage deportment, audition preparation and requirements, college and career options
12:00-1:00   Lunch (Students are responsible for furnishing their own lunches)
1:00-3:00     Voice Lessons
3:00-4:00     Vocal Master Class


The fee for attending TU VOCAL INSTITUTE is $100, which includes all materials and classes.


To enroll, complete the Registration Form and mail it with a check for $100, payable to TU VOCAL INSTITUTE. Full payment is due on or before July 10 for the 2014 VOCAL INSTITUTE. Registration Forms and checks should be sent to:

School of Music, University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

For additional information, contact:

 Prof. Susan Goldman-Moore   Prof. Judith Pannill Raiford  
 918-631-2768   918-631-2780 

Institute Faculty

JudyRaifor Judith Pannill Raiford
Assistant Professor of Voice

Hailed for the luminous quality of her voice and her impeccable musicianship, Judith Pannill Raiford has sung throughout the contiguous forty-eight states, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and the former Soviet Union. She has appeared as soloist in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Black Sea Festival, The Schwetzingen Festival, The Prague Spring Festival, Philharmonia Recital Hall in Warsaw and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. Previously a long term resident of New York City, she has been a guest soloist with many of the premiere choral, orchestral and chamber music organizations across the country. Ms. Raiford has been featured on numerous radio and television shows and has recorded for the Arabesque and Albany labels. As a pedagogue, her students have gained recognition as winners and finalists at major vocal competitions including those sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the International Crescendo Music Awards. A native of Baltimore, she received her degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of Music (a division of The Johns Hopkins University) and the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

 SusanGoldman-Moore Susan Goldman-Moore
Applied Associate Professor of Music Education
Coordinator of Music Education

Professor Goldman-Moore's professional background includes 20 years teaching K-12 vocal music and directing choirs in public and private schools in the Rochester, NY area, teaching collegiate music education classes and voice at S.U.N.Y. Cortland, and directing choir at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. Professor Goldman-Moore studied choral arranging with Alice Parker and choral techniques with Frauke Haasemann at Westminster Choir College; choral performances under the direction of Robert Shaw, Eugene Ormandy, Aaron Copland, and Sara Caldwell at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. She studied voice with Masako Toribara and Josephine Antoine at Eastman School of Music. At TU, Professor Goldman-Moore teaches Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Music in the Secondary School, Music in the Elementary School, and Freshmen Orientation Class: Get to Know the Music Major. She is also an academic advisor. Professor Goldman-Moore coordinates yearly vocal department master classes with professional singers as guest artists and music education workshops for TU music students, faculty, and local music educators.