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Master of Music
Vocal Performance: Classical Voice

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Build on your foundation as a classical singer and prepare for a career as a performer. You’ll take courses in classes in opera performance and classical song repertoire as well as private voice instruction with leading New York City vocalists working in opera, recital, and concert singing. You'll study with our experienced faculty and perform in fully staged productions with support and feedback from professional directors, choreographers, conductors, and designers.

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Master of Music in Vocal Performance: Classical Voice and Opera Studies

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Your courses will give you a healthy vocal technique that will provide a strong foundation for whatever area of voice performance you choose to pursue. Beyond classes in opera performance and classical song repertoire, you’ll take classes in diction, vocal coaching, classical voice business skills, and stagecraft, as well as acting and dance classes conducted by working professionals in the industry, and you can choose from guided electives, such as opera workshop and theatre dance.

In addition to work in classrooms and studios, you’ll have the opportunity to perform in fully staged productions under the guidance of professionals 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.

As your terminal degree experience, you will perform a graduate recital. You must be able to demonstrate a technical foundation in vocal production that will allow your voice to evolve in an efficient and healthy manner throughout the years that follow your training at NYU Steinhardt. In addition, you must demonstrate a respect for the value of the text, and the words and the sounds of the music in combination. You will achieve a level of performance excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the professional field of vocal performance.


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