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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.

BM, 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.


BM, 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.


BM, 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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MM, Vocal Performance: Music Theatre

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


MM, 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.


Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, Vocal Pedagogy

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


MM, Vocal Performance: Music Theatre/Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, 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.


MM, Vocal Performance: Classical Voice/Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, Vocal Pedagogy

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


PhD, 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

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.

Message from the MPAP Chair on Racism and Black Lives Matter

"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."

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.

Norm Lewis Guests at Vocal Performance Program Meeting

Vocal Performance students were treated to a conversation with Norm Lewis.

Vocal Performance Launches Video Series

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