Suggested Microphones and Guidelines

The Voice Department requires entering students to provide their own microphones. Please see our suggestions below. 

Note: Please keep in mind that microphone companies change and update their models, and follow these basic guidelines when buying a microphone:

  1. Make sure that the microphone you purchase is a low-impendence microphone.
  2. You will have to purchase a microphone cord separately. It is recommended that you purchase a heavy-duty microphone cable 25 feet or longer.
  3. We strongly recommend that all personal equipment be clearly labeled with your name.

Low Cost ($100–250)

These microphones will easily meet the requirements for beginning vocal students:

  • Shure SM58 or SM57
  • AKG Emotion series (several styles and prices)
  • Sennheiser Evolution series (several styles and prices)
  • Shure Beta SM58
  • Audix OM-2
  • Audia Technia
  • Electro-Voice N/D267

Medium Cost ($150–300)

  • AKG Dynamic microphones
  • Sennheiser
  • Electro-Voice
  • Some Beyer Models

High End ($300+)

  • Beyer Dynamic TX series
  • Beyer microphones

Condenser Microphones and Wireless Systems

  • AKG, Sennheiser, Shure Beta
  • We do not recommend purchasing a wireless microphone system for school use.