Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy: Classical Voice - Dual Degree (MVPR/CLV-MM/ADCRT) - Master of Music/Advanced Certificate Program
Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy.
MAJOR CODE/ACADEMIC PLAN and CREDITS
Major Code: MVPR (Please use this on the Document Cover Sheet)
Degree: MM/ADCRT - Dual Degree
Concentration: CLV - Classical Voice
Credits: 48 Credit Program The time to completion of the degree program will vary based on the students' status (full-time versus part-time) and the number of credits registered for each semester. Students have up to 6 years to complete the degree program.
The following other concentration is available: Music Theatre Performance
Deadlines are "in-office" deadlines not postmark deadlines. Failure to meet the deadlines will cause significant delays in processing your application and may exclude your application from consideration.
- Application (online only)
- Application Fee of $75 (payable by Major Credit card only)
- Statement of Purpose
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Letters of Recommendation are not required
- One official copy of transcripts from all institutions attended or attending (see transcript
- information below)
- Admissions Questionnaire (see questions below)
- NEW: Pre-screening artistic materials. Please see below for instructions on how to submit your pre-screening video and other artistic materials.
- Audition is NOT required
- GRE is NOT required
- See TOEFL requirements information below
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSIONS QUESTIONNAIRE
- Admissions Questionnaire. Upload your answers to the following questions to the online application, under the" Supplemental Essay" section.
- How much teaching experience do you have?
- What is your experience in Vocal Pedagogy? (list classes, master classes, books read, etc.
- What level are your piano skills, i.e., can you accompany someone, can you play vocalises fluidly, or are you a beginner?
- Briefly describe your teaching philosophy. Please include specific information addressing your approach to training a voice.
- What are some of the fundamental differences between training a male voice and a female voice? What are some of the similarities?
- Why do you feel you would be a good candidate to teach voice at NYU?
- The deadline for submission of the prescreening materials is the same as the application deadline.
- Upload Pre-screening Materials: All prospective students are required to submit a video pre-screening submission. In this process, you will make short videos and upload them to GetAcceptd, a company created for this purpose. You may begin this process at:
Rather than a single long video, we would like three separate clips: the introduction, the first song, and the second song. It’s easier for us to review and easier for you to shoot. We will not be influenced by the professional quality of the video. Please do not worry about any elaborate lighting or studio conditions. Below are the requirements and suggestions for your material.
Introduction: Please say your name clearly, the date, the city you are from, and the pieces that you are going to do. Say also the Specialization for which you are auditioning (music theatre) and the degree level you would be entering (masters, advanced certificate). Also say your NYU “N” number, if applicable (received from Admissions after you apply).
Two songs: Your two selections should be complete and contrasting songs. Each selection should be no longer than four minutes. Choose material from music theatre repertoire – but please avoid rock, pop, country, and jazz. Piano must accompany you (no a capella singing). Please make sure your voice can be heard above the accompaniment – try different distances from the sound source until you find the right “balance” between piano and voice.
Upload a resume. This is in addition to the resume/ curriculum vitae you will submit to the Admissions Office – and should reflect a more theatrical focus to your body of experience. Think “theatre resume” instead of “academic resume” for this upload.
Upload a headshot or photograph.
After uploading the pre-screening submission, you will immediately be notified that we have received your materials. After those materials have been reviewed you will be contacted with more information.
- All fall semester performance applicants who wish to be considered for talent-based scholarships awards must (1) submit their application materials by January 6 and (2) complete the entire process by March 1. U.S. students should also file for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 to be considered for student loans and other school-based scholarships.
- Basic competence in music history and theory is a prerequisite for all graduate degree programs in music. Entering graduate students are required to take advisory exams in both areas prior to arrival; placements will be determined by interpreting the exam results in light of a student's educational background and the degree program for which she or he is enrolled. Remedial courses cannot be used to meet degree requirements within any of the graduate programs.
Department Name: Music and Performing Arts Professions
Telephone: 212 998 5424
ONLINE APPLICATION STATUS
The Office of Graduate Admissions requires applicants to upload official copies of transcripts, copies of the GRE and TOEFL scores [if required], to the online application. In addition to this, we are requiring applicants to register their recommenders via the online system. All of these new measures will greatly facilitate the processing of an application and ensure that Admission Committees receive most, if not all of the components for a completed application at the same time.
ADMISSIONS CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of Graduate Admissions
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-6680
212 998 5030
212 995 4328 (fax)
Most programs have very firm deadlines so it is always advisable to apply early. All deadlines are "in-office" deadlines, not postmark deadlines and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials are in the Office of Graduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline. The Office of Graduate Admissions reserves the right to return any application that arrives after the deadline. Should any deadline fall on a weekend, the in-office deadline will be the next business day. Only completed applications will be considered.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
To learn more about scholarships and other types of Financial aid, including eligibility requirements please visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/financial_aid/ or click on the Financial Aid tab above.
The Office of Graduate Admissions will no longer accept paper-based applications. If you have any issues with submitting an application via the online application system, please contact our office immediately. The application must be completed, dated, electronically signed and submitted on or before the deadline, listed above for the term of entry.
Application Fee:The application fee is payable in the online system by Major Credit Card. if you are having problems submitting your payment via Credit Card, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement:A typewritten, double-spaced, two- to three-page statement explaining your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your particular program. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and to inform the Admissions Committee about your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to your intended academic pursuits. Some programs require other statements and essays in additional to or in lieu of the statement of purpose. Please review the requirements for your program listed above.
Résumé:A copy of your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae.
The Office of Graduate Admissions now requires applicants to upload one (1) official transcript from EVERY postsecondary school attended to the online application. Web printouts of an unofficial transcript is not acceptable.
For more information about this: please visit the Transcript - FAQ page.
GRE Scores (if required) - [ETS Institution Code: 2556]:The official GRE scores must be on file by the deadline before a decision will be rendered. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. The GRE must be taken again if your GRE scores are older than 5 years.
If the GRE is required for your program you must submit your GRE scores in two formats:
- An official GRE score report must be sent to NYU Steinhardt from ETS. NYU Steinhardt's ETS institution code is 2556; a departmental code is not required. Visit http://www.gre.org/ for more information about the exam.
- A copy of your GRE score report must be uploaded into the online application under the "GRE Upload" section. Web printout or screenshot acceptable.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (if required)- [ETS Institution Code: 2556]:
The TOEFL is mandatory for all applicants whose native language is NOT English and did not receive the equivalent of a 4 year U.S. undergraduate education from an institution where English is the official language of instruction. Applicants holding or completing a graduate degree from an English speaking institution are still required to submit a TOEFL if your graduate education was LESS THAN four years in duration at an institution where English was the official language of instruction. The TOEFL cannot be waived.
Although we do not have a required TOEFL score, successful applicants score 100 or above on the Internet-based test or 600 or above on the paper-based test.
If you are required to submit a TOEFL score, you must submit your score in two formats:
- An official TOEFL score report must be sent to NYU Steinhardt for ETS. NYU Steinhardt's ETS institution code is 2556; a departmental code is not required. Visit http://www.toefl.org/ for more information about the exam.
- A copy of your score TOEFL Score must be uploaded into the online application under the "TOEFL Upload" section. Web printout or screenshot acceptable.
Note: NYU Steinhardt does not accept scores from other equivalent exams including IELTS.
Letters of Recommendation:You are required to send the number of Letters of Recommendation as listed above. There are no forms available for letters of recommendation. Letters should come from individuals who can assess your qualifications and potential for graduate study.
We ask that you register your recommenders or third-party recommendation service
in our online application system. Once registered your recommenders will be able to submit their letters electronically. This method allows you to efficiently monitor and follow up with your recommenders.
Note: Once registered your recommenders can submit their online recommendation either before or after you submit your application. It is your responsibility to ensure your recommendations are received by the stated deadline.
Waiving your right of access: On the online system, you can waive or not waive your right of access to letters of recommendation. Once your rights have been selected via the online system, it can not be changed, you have the ability to:
- I waive my right of access
- I do not waive my right of access
If you are considering NOT waiving your right of access to your letters of recommendation, we strongly urge that you discuss this matter with your potential recommenders.
Please be advised even if you do not waive your right of access to letters of recommendation, you may only see your recommendations if you are or have been in attendance at NYU Steinhardt.
For more information about registering your recommenders: please visit the Letters of Recommendation - FAQ page.
DOCUMENT COVER SHEET
If any materials are mailed to our office for your major/academic plan mail the materials under one mailing using the Document Cover Sheet. Items received without a Document Cover Sheet take longer to process and match to your application.
Please do not mail your materials in binders or folders.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS for ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
To learn more about special instructions for all international applicants, please visit: Special Instructions
CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT
New York University’s annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NYU, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, drugs and alcohol. You can obtain a copy of the current report by contacting Thomas Grace, Director of Judicial Affairs and Compliance, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (601 Kimmel Center: 212-998-4403) or Jay Zwicker, Crime Prevention Manager, Department of Public Safety (7 Washington Place: 212-998-1451) or by visiting the following website: www.nyu.edu/public.safety/policies/.
Special Notes from the Office of Graduate Admissions
- PLEASE check the online system to confirm that you have successfully submitted your application.
- Due to the volume of applications and related materials received the Office of Graduate Admissions will only contact you if your application was successfully submitted and is deemed INCOMPLETE because of missing required materials. Otherwise you will hear from us when the Admissions Committee has made a decision.
Thank you for considering NYU Steinhardt, School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for your Graduate studies.
NYU Steinhardt does not allow deferrals and the Office of Graduate Admissions is no longer permitting applicants to update their application and application materials for future consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for a future semester must reapply by submitting a new application including all of the supporting materials, including letters of recommendations by the application deadline.
DOCUMENT TYPES for UPLOAD to the Online Application System
- The following are acceptable document types for uploads: PDF, JPEG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, Bitmap, DOC, DOCX, RTF and TXT.