The programs of study for voice majors are designed to develop skilled performers in all areas of vocal techniques and to offer opportunities to perform. Students will achieve a high degree of professional competence and learn appropriate stylistic approaches to the vocal literature of various historical periods.
Recent performance opportunities have included collaborations with National Sawdust, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Master Chorale, and the Verdi Square Performing Arts Festival.
Courses and degree sequence plans can be found in the Course Catalog. Additional information, including the Voice Department Handbook, can be found on the Student Website.
ENSEMBLES AND CHAMBER MUSIC
All voice students participate in ensembles and chamber music; details can be found on the Student Website.
Opera experience is available to all voice students through a variety of opera-related programs and courses. Undergraduates gain operatic experience through vocal electives, opera scenes programs in the junior year, and a senior opera production. Graduate students have the opportunity to audition for the Opera Theater, details for which can be found on the Opera Theater webpage.
In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are given opportunities to sing for and observe world-renowned guest artists. Recent voice master classes have included Martina Arroyo, Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, Eric Owens, and Diana Soviero. Voice master classes for the 2016–17 year include Harolyn Blackwell, Stephanie Blythe, Jane Glover, Anthony Dean Griffey, Thomas Hampson, Matthew Rose, and Hao Jiang Tian. For the current master class schedule, please visit the MSM Performance Calendar.
Graduating singers may be nominated to compete in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition each spring. This competition seeks to identify and support young singers who demonstrate exceptional vocal talent and potential in opera. Additionally, singers have the opportunity to compete in the Eisenberg–Fried Concerto Competition each winter.
General admission information
Voice Audition procedures and repertoire