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:
- Make sure that the microphone you purchase is a low-impendence microphone.
- You will have to purchase a microphone cord separately. It is recommended that you purchase a heavy-duty microphone cable 25 feet or longer.
- 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
- 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.