Your specialized course work will include classes in opera performance and classical song repertoire as well as training in voice with leading New York City vocalists working in opera, recital, and concert singing. Acting and dance classes are conducted by working professionals in the industry, and classes are offered in diction, speech, audition and business skills, and stagecraft.
You will complete a range of liberal arts core courses, including introductory study of the humanities, social sciences, science, and quantitative reasoning, as well as complete core music classes in music history, music theory, aural comprehension, and keyboard skills. You'll also have the opportunity to take elective courses in music technology, music business, and music education.
In addition to work in classrooms and studios, the program offers performance opportunities in fully staged productions under the guidance of professional directors, choreographers, designers, and conductors who count among their credits opera companies and theatre both in and out of New York City. You'll also have the opportunity to cross traditional lines and participate in music theatre workshops as well as fully staged music theatre productions.