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Vocal Performance

Receive expert training from our renowned faculty, composed of experienced New York professionals, as you prepare for a career in musical theatre and opera. You’ll benefit from a comprehensive curricula and numerous performance opportunities.

Bachelor of Music
Vocal Performance: Music Theatre

Study movement, speech, diction, song study, scene study, audition skills, business skills, and more as you prepare for a career in music theatre.

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Bachelor of Music
Vocal Performance: Classical Voice

Gain a foundation of vocal technique through private lessons, studio classes, performances, and more as you prepare for a career on the stage.

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Bachelor of Music
Vocal Performance: Contemporary Voice

Study voice, acting, movement, auditioning, and business, while achieving a level of performance excellence necessary for a career as a professional vocalist.

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Master of Music
Vocal Performance: Music Theatre

Study vocal performance with a specialization in music theatre, fully integrating training in voice, acting, and dance.


Master of Music
Vocal Performance: Classical Voice

With a blend of training in voice, acting, diction, movement, and repertoire, this degree prepares you for a career in recital and concert performance and opera.


Advanced Certificate
Vocal Pedagogy
Post-Master’s Study

Combining intensive vocal training with related academic study, this post-master's advanced certificate expands your knowledge of vocal pedagogy.


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

Perform in fully staged music theatre productions, develop pedagogical skills for voice, and build a vocal repertoire for teaching in this dual degree.


Master of Music / Advanced Certificate
Vocal Performance: Classical Voice / Vocal Pedagogy

Prepare for a career as a classical vocal performer and develop pedagogical skills and methods for teaching voice.

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Doctor of Musical Arts
Music Performance

Prepare for a lifelong career in music as a collegiate educator or top level performer in the new Steinhardt DMA program, beginning Fall 2024.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Music Performance and Composition: Performers

Conduct cutting-edge research, perform on stage at NYU and throughout New York City, and study with world-renowned artists.

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Here is what we're all about

•  Fully integrate the study of voice with the study of music, acting, and performance skills.
•  Participate in a challenging and innovative curriculum aligned with the music industry of the 21st Century.
•  Performance opportunities in fully-staged productions under the guidance of professional directors, conductors, and choreographers.
•  Guest artists and faculty drawn from New York’s vibrant community of professional artists.
•  Graduates have built successful careers in the world of opera, music theatre, and popular music.
•  Summer two-week intensive workshops in contemporary, music theatre and classical voice.

News and Events

Cool Course Dispatch: Pop/Rock Ensemble

The fast-paced performance elective encourages thoughtful conversation around the historical context and stylistic hallmarks of various popular music genres.

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Vocal Performance Students Take Top Honors in NATS Competition

A number of NYU students competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region Student Auditions in Saratoga Springs in mid March. Everyone made it to the semi finals with a large number ranking top position in their category.

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Ana Flavia Subs on Wicked

Dr. Ana Zuim served as keyboard two sub for the tour of Wicked, adding this production to a long list of blockbuster musicals she has worked on during her career.

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Nadia Duncan Leads MPAP's Production of PIPPIN

Second year Vocal Performance graduate student Nadia Duncan discusses starring as the leading player in the upcoming production of PIPPIN (Feb 9-13).

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Moniz Awarded Top 30 Professionals of the Year

Dr. Justin Moniz, Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance, Associate Director of Vocal Performance and Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy has been honored as one of Musical America’s 2022 Top 30 Professionals of the Year.

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2022 NYU Steinhardt Showcase Performances

Our Steinhardt Vocal Performance undergraduates and graduates performed on Monday, April 18th.

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Roommates Play Same Role in "Applause"

Vocal performance undergraduate seniors and roommates Renee Shohet and Chloe Savit both landed the lead role of Margo in Applause.

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A Passion for Opera: An Interview with New Faculty Member Errik Hood

Errik Hood, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, baritone and teacher, discusses his passion for opera and how he has adapted his teaching for the coronavirus pandemic.

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