VOICE TRAINING DEPARTMENT
The Voice Training Department that was established in order to train voice performers in the fields of Turkish Folk Music and Turkish Art Music in 1989-90 Academic Year.  During four years of bachelor’s education, the department aims at introducing and transmitting the examples of our vocal repertoire chosen according to  eras, composition and singing techniques, local dialects and performance styles to the musicians of the young generation. Next to the advantages of the global era, in the 21st century, a time when traditional cultures are vulnerable to change and faced with drifting apart from originality, on of the main aims of the Voice Training Department is to sustain and promote our traditional music culture in internationally and transmit it to the younger generations.

Akın Özkan, who enriched Turkish Art Music repertory with his many vocal and instrumental works next to the makams and usûls that he composed, had been the head of the department until 1998-99 Academic Year. Akın Özkan, who had left his mark in Turkish Music History, passed away in 2007.
In the Voice Training Department, ‘Turkish Music Solfege and Theory, Western Music Solfege and Theory, Voice Technique and Instrument Training’ courses in order to provide the students with basic musical skills from the beginning of the first year. There are also courses as Repertory, Style and Repertory, Group Performance (Turkish Folk Music / Art Music), Turkish Folk Music Theory, Folklore, Music History, Turkish Music Genres and Their Analysis, Harmony and Piano.
There is a curriculum of 4 years_ the first 2 years for associate’s and the other 2 for bachelor’s degrees_ in the department. Since its foundation, about 300 students has graduated from the department and while some of them has become music teachers, soloists/chorists in State Turkish Music Ensembles, there are others who serve as research assistants, lecturers or instructors in different universities.

ACTIVITIES

• ‘World Voice Day’ activities are organized by the instructors and the students since the academic year of 2004-2005.

BOOKS

• Cumhuriyet Döneminde Türk Halk Müziği (Kitaplar

- Makaleler - Nota Yayınları) / Yurdumuzun Nağmeleri /

Türk Halk Müziği Makaleler Kitabı&DVD,

Associate Professor (PhD) F. Reyhan Altınay

• Kırım Tatar Ritüeli “Tepreş” Ekseninde Diaspora, Kimlik

ve Müzik,

Associate Professor (PhD) İlhan Ersoy

• Kendi Kendine Piyano Öğrenme Metodu,

Associate Professor (PhD) Nuri Mahmut

• Anadolu Derlemelerim I-II,

Dr. Gani Pekşen

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS

• Ege’den Geleneksel Halk Müziği Örnekleri,

Coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yürür -

Associate Professor (PhD) F. Reyhan Altınay - Associate Professor (PhD) Hüseyin Yaltırık -

Associate Professor (PhD) İlhan Ersoy

• Kırım Türkleri - Tatarları’nın Tepreş ve Derviza Ritüelleri,

Coordinator:

Associate Professor (PhD) F. Reyhan Altınay -

Associate Professor (PhD) İlhan Ersoy,

• Erzurum Âşık Müziğinin Araştırılması,

Coordinator:

Associate Professor (PhD) F. Reyhan Altınay - Dr. Zeynel Demir

• İzmir’de Yaşayan Tahtacıların Müzik Pratiklerinin

İncelenmesi,

Associate Professor (PhD)İlhan Ersoy

• Batman / Gercüş Bölgesinde Düğün (Evlenme) Ritüelleri,

Associate Professor (PhD) İlhan Ersoy

• Ege Üniversitesi Dtm Konservatuvarı’na Bağışlanan

Duysal ve Görsel Malzemenin (Kitap, Taş Plak,

Kaset) Dijital Ortama Aktarılması ve Görsel-İşitsel

Arşiv’de Kullanılabilecek Biçimde Akademik Yaşama

Kazandırılması,

Associate Professor (PhD) İlhan Ersoy

• Anadolu Tahtacılarında Müzik, Çalgı, Dans, Giyim ve

Kuşam Geleneği,

Dr. Gani Pekşen

• Ülkemizde Kullanılan Üflemeli Halk Çalgılarının

Araştırılması,

Dr. Gani Pekşen

• Tokat Sıraç Türkmenlerinin Cem Ritüellerindeki Müzikleri

ve Tokat’a Bağlı İlçelerdeki Uzun Havalar,

Dr. Gani Pekşen

STUDENT ADMISSION CRITERIA

The admission exams have two steps. In the first one the applicants are required to sing five pieces from Turkish art music or folk music repertory. In this exam the applicants are evaluated according to the voice range, timbre, amplitude, singing skills, the level of the piece and singing style. The results are announced as successful or unsuccessful on the day the of the examination. In the second step the applicants are evaluated with two melodies one of which is on interval perception for the instruments tanbur, bağlama and the piano and the other is on musical memory. They are also required to repeat two rhythmic melodies. The applicants with minimum 70 points out of 100 are listed from top to the bottom.
 
ACADEMIC STAFF OF THE VOICE TRAINING DEPARTMENT
     
     
Assoc. Prof. Dr. F. REYHAN ALTINAY
THM ASD
Assoc. Prof. Dr. NURİ MAHMUT
TSM ASD
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İLHAN ERSOY
THM ASD
     
     
GANİ PEKޞEN (PhD, Lecturer)
THM ASD
AHMET UTKU (PhD, Lecturer)
THM ASD
ZEYNEL DEMİR (PhD, Lecturer)
THM ASD
     
     
ERDAL GÜRAL (Lecturer)
THM ASD
SEHER DİLMAÇ MERİÇ (Lecturer)
TSM ASD
UFUK DEMİRBAޞ (Lecturer)
TSM ASD
     
     
DİLEK ޞAFAK ÇAKAR (Lecturer)
TSM ASD
Öğr.Gör. TANJU DÜRÜK (Lecturer)
THM ASD
TOLGA MERİÇ (Lecturer)
TSM ASD
     
     
ERHAN ONAT (Instructor)
TSM ASD
FİKRET DÖGÜCÜ (Instructor)
THM ASD
H. İBRAHİM YÜKSEL (Instructor)
TSM ASD