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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.


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.


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.


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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News and Events

2022 NYU Steinhardt Showcase Performances

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

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.

Music and Performing Arts Professions Students Perform "Stand for Change"

Members of the Class of 2021 from the department's Vocal Performance and Dance Education programs came together to create a video of the new song for the Steinhardt graduation ceremony.

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.

Vocal Performance Launches Video Series

The program has launched a new video series, “Inside the Virtual Classroom.”

Vanessa Williams Named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence

Vanessa Williams, a multi-faceted performer who has sold millions of records worldwide, has been named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence.