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Master of Music / Advanced Certificate
Vocal Performance: Music Theatre / Vocal Pedagogy

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Prepare for a career as a musical theatre performer and develop pedagogical skills and methods for teaching voice. Study one-on-one with our expert faculty, receive advanced training in vocal performance, and build a vocal repertoire for teaching. You'll perform in fully staged productions, working with professional directors, choreographers, conductors, and designers.

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Master of Music in Vocal Performance: Music Theatre Performance and Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy

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You’ll graduate with the healthy vocal technique you need for an extended vocal performance career. Take advantage of private voice instruction, vocal coaching, music theatre workshops, and more, as well as course work in areas such as script analysis and dramaturgical process; acting and dance; music criticism, film music, and music therapy; music theatre history; vocal pedagogy theory and practice; and guided electives, such as audition skills and theatre dance. 

In addition, every semester you may choose from a sequence of music theatre workshops focusing on song analysis, character analysis, music theatre styles, and vocal production. You'll also have the opportunity to take classical voice training and participate in opera workshops and fully staged opera productions.

You will gain a level of performance excellence that will serve as the foundation for your vocal performance career. You'll also craft a technical foundation in vocal production, learn how to demonstrate a respect for the value of the text – the words that are sung as well as the sounds that are made – along with a demonstrable understanding that the best singing is an amalgamation of a freely produced sound and a personal need to communicate.

You will perform a graduate recital as your terminal degree experience. In addition, you will make your New York City debut in your final semester when you are presented to agents, casting directors, directors, and producers in our Graduation Showcase – a revue designed to feature the work of each student and help you make your first professional contacts in the industry.


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