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 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. Seth Killen, tenor, joined the NGU faculty in the Fall of 2014.  Previously he served on the faculties of Transylvania University and Eastern Illinois University.  He holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts with a cognate in voice pedagogy from the University of Cincinnatiís College-Conservatory of Music.  He was the recipient of several awards recognizing singing and scholastic achievement, including:  the Dorothy E. Bowen Award at the University of Illinois, the Emilie M. Dieterle Voice Scholarship at CCM, and two awards from the National Society of Arts and Letters. 

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.