The Cline School of Music: Voice Department

The Voice Faculty in the Cline School of Music at North Greenville University works as a collaborative team to impart their vocal expertise to each voice student. Each faculty member teaches applied voice lessons to students enrolled in the Voice Performance, Church Music or Music Education degree programs as well as those enrolled in applied voice as an elective or minor concentration. As part of our collaborative effort, we have a voice seminar class that meets at least twice a month and that functions as a master class with all of the voice teachers. Students have found our various perspectives and collaborative method extremely helpful.

Vocal Coaching

A vocal coaching session is available with NGU voice faculty for anyone interested in pursuing a vocal music degree. Please contact the vocal department coordinator, Dr. Cheryl Greene at

Our Faculty

Dr. Cheryl Greene is the head of the voice program. She is coordinator for the voice department, teaches applied voice and courses in the Voice Performance degree. Dr. Greene has a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina; a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Bob Jones University, and a B.M. in Church Music from Bob Jones University. She is actively singing in the regional area and active in the music program at North Hills Community Church. Dr. Greene is certified in the Somatic Voicework, The LoVetri Method

Dr. Grant Lewis teaches applied voice and courses in Vocal Literature and Music Technology. Dr. Lewis earned his DMus from Indiana University and holds two doctoral minors in Musicology and Music Technology. He is actively involved in performances throughout South Carolina, his most recent engagements including performances with Southern Wesleyan University, Anderson University, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and St. Andrews Baptist Church (both in Columbia, SC). Dr. Lewis is actively involved in website programming and design, music publishing, and music sequencing. Dr. Lewis' translations of French and Russian poetry have been published internationally at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; for Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition; and for the ArcoDiva release of “Slavonic Songs: Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Dvorak” with Anda-Louise Bogza, soprano, Prague, Czech Republic.

Mrs. Kathy Porch is an adjunct instructor in voice. Mrs. Porch has a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Bob Jones University and a B. M. from Birmingham Southern College. Mrs. Porch has studied and performed extensively worldwide.



NGU Voice Department Handbook

The purpose of the NGU Voice Department Handbook  is to guide voice students through their music degree work at North Greenville University. In this document, you will find all of the guidelines for the vocal program along with the responsibilities students must meet. This handbook is intended to be a companion to the School of Music Handbook.

 Calendar events occurring in the NGU Voice Department:

Additional resources for the NGU Voice Department:

Helpful Internet Resources

NGU students enjoy a wealth of information at their fingertips! Online access to Grove Music Online (which provides access to The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and more), IPA Source, Musical America, and the Naxos Music Library are all provided through the Hester Memorial Library. Just click on Databases link on the Hester Memorial Library's home page

Additional valuable resources for voice students are linked for your convenience here:

The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Page
Free web archive of texts to over 90000 Lieder and other classical vocal pieces in more than a hundred languages with over ten thousand translations.

Art Song Central
Free sheet music for singers and voice teachers

The Aria Database
A searchable database of arias, each includes vocal part and contextual information. Some have sound files and translations.

IPA Source
Word-for-word translations and IPA transcriptions of songs and arias in Latin, Italian, German, and French in PDF format. Free for use on the NGU campus.

IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
A virtual library containing all public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge.

The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers
An exhaustive resource for contemporary musical theatre repertoire. Search the roster of hundreds of handpicked songs by voice and song type. Buy scores directly from the writers and keep abreast of what they're writing next. The directory builds community and engages singing actors in a dynamic, real-time way.

Klassika -  Komponisten
Serves as a comprehensive reference work for composers and compositions of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras. Information on the life and work of the musicians is complemented by information on conductors, lyricists and librettists.

How to Type Diacriticals
Diacritics are those special characters not directly supported on a standard QWERTY keyboard. Several different methods are available for inserting diacriticals while typing. This guide will show you how.

Classical Music from the largest Classical Music Label. Audio may be streamed from the collection on the NGU campus. Appropriate selections for satisfying the weekly listening requirement are included under the following headings:

Opera News
Published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Opera News provides the latest in-depth features, profiles, interviews and reports about opera from the United States and around the world.

Song of America
Explore the connections between poetry and music, between history and culture, through the work of American composers and poets. Song of America is a database resource where you can listen to songs, learn more about them, read their lyrics, find scores, and link to relevant Web sites.

Russian Art Song
Provides many helpful resources for Russian Song: IPA transcriptions and word for word translations, song lyrics read by a native speaker, multimedia online diction manuals, vintage common domain sound recordings, scores, and biographical information.