Master of Music in Vocal Performance with Concentration in Music Theatre and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy

Master of Music in Vocal Performance with Concentration in Music Theatre and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy

In this dual-degree program, you will earn a master of music in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Music Theatre and a post-master’s advanced certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. Study one-on-one with renowned faculty and industry professionals, fully integrating training in voice, acting, and dance.

You'll perform in fully staged productions under the guidance of directors, choreographers, conductors, and designers from Broadway and major regional theatre communities; develop pedagogical skills for teaching voice; and build a vocal repertoire for teaching.

What You'll Learn

As a student in this program, you will: 

  • Achieve a level of performance excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the professional field of vocal performance. You'll 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.
  • Build your knowledge of music theatre history and repertoire and take classes in diction, speech, song study, scene study, audition and business skills, and stagecraft
  • Complete elective courses in areas such as music technology, music business, and music education
  • Learn vocal pedagogy theory and practice, and build a vocal repertoire for teaching

See the curriculum and requirements for this dual degree.

How You'll Learn

Intensive Training in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy
Your specialized coursework will include classes in vocal pedagogy, vocal coaching, music theatre workshops, and acting, as well as private voice instruction with leading New York City vocalists. You will also have the opportunity to take courses in music criticism, film music, and music therapy; and guided electives such as audition skills and theatre dance. 

Vocal, Acting, and Dance Training
Our curriculum fully integrates the study of voice with the study of acting. You will take acting and dance classes taught by working professionals in the industry and voice training with leading vocalists from New York's professional community. You'll also have the opportunities to cross traditional lines and take classical voice training and participate in opera workshops and fully staged opera productions.

Music Theatre Workshops
Every semester a sequence of music theatre workshops focuses on song analysis, character analysis, music theatre styles, and vocal production.

Performance and Networking Opportunities
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.

Degree Details
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Dr. Ana Flavia Zuim
Director of Vocal Performance
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