The Vocal Faculty educates singers, preparing them for solo performances on the stage and for teaching vocal instruction. The Bachelor’s level curriculum encompasses specialized subjects, including solo singing, stage movement, fundamental acting skills, vocal-and-acting scenes, general music-related subjects and arts, and a group of pedagogical subjects. The Master’s level curriculum comprises one of two specializations, which is chosen by the student. The vocal-and-acting specialization focuses on subjects related to the preparation of operatic parts in terms of music and acting, and the song-and-oratorio specialization prepares the musical aspects of oratorios and cantatas. The latter specialization also covers a seminar devoted to vocal chamber music. The repertoire sung by students as part of the course titled solo singing also differs depending on the specialization chosen. All second-level students attend the old music performance seminar. Graduates from The Vocal Faculty of the Academy and of similar university schools of music may improve their technical skills and knowledge regarding interpretation of vocal music by attending the third-level three-year course of study (the PhD course).
An important part of the teaching process at The Vocal Faculty is work on annual opera performances given by students of the vocal-and-acting specialization. The following works have been staged in recent years: Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, Teseo, Berenice and Rinaldo by Georg Friedrich Haendel, The Marriage of Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, La Clemenza di Tito, Apollo und Hyacinth and Bastien und Bastienne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, L’italiana in Algeri [The Italian Girl in Algiers], Il barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] and Il signor Bruschino by Gioacchino Rossini, and L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti. Performances are held in the Academy’s edifice or on various stages around Wrocław, including the Wrocław Opera House.