Vocal Performance (MM)

Department Website

Program Description

The Master of Music in Vocal Performance offers two concentrations:

Classical Voice

Classical Voice studies includes a comprehensive sequence of courses in vocal technique and repertoire for recitals, chamber music, opera, and music theatre. Courses in opera studies are supported by Opera Workshop, studio performance opportunities, and one mainstage opera production each year. Students have the opportunity to study with prominent artists/teachers from the professional music community, including New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.

All Classical Voice majors perform both a junior and senior recital. Elective courses further prepare students for employment opportunities in the world of professional music performance.

Music Theatre

Music Theatre studies offers a comprehensive sequence of courses that provides training in voice, acting, dance, repertoire, and analysis. Multiple mainstage and studio productions are mounted each year in addition to operas, workshops, and new work development projects. Music theatre workshop classes focus on both preparation of material and its presentation in audition and performance settings. Students are taught and directed by working professionals from the Broadway community who provide practical insight and guidance for the student who is about to enter the professional arena.

Other Opportunities

The department offers dual degrees with the Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. See Vocal Performance for more information.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to each concentration: