Music Performance - Voice

University of Cincinnati

24 months
12790 USD/year
12790 USD/year
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The Master of Music degree in Music Performance - Voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) offers excellent training with the faculty of one of the premiere voice/opera programs in the country.


Emphasis is on the development of skills: technical, linguistic, musical, and academic. Fundamentals of good vocal technique are instilled through both art song and operatic repertoire. With increased maturity, more demanding repertoire will be introduced.  

Singers must learn to perform in a variety of languages; at minimum, English, Italian, German, and French. Grammar study in each of the three foreign languages is a prerequisite for the degree program. Music skills and understanding are developed through participation in operatic productions, choral ensembles, music theory, and music history classes.


Graduates of the Music Performance - Voice program at the University of Cincinnati may find professional performance opportunities with opera companies, orchestras and other organizations that present classical music concerts. With an advanced degree, teaching at the college level is a possible career path.

Most graduating students may decide to continue vocal studies either privately, or in an artist diploma or doctorate of music program. Professional singing is an extremely competitive field, and sufficient vocal and musical maturity are essential. CCM has an excellent record of graduates who have been engaged by American and European opera comanies and symphony orchestras such as: The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco, Glyndebourne, Berlin, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera, London Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Washington Opera, Concert Gebouw, Wiener Staadsoper, among others. In addition, many CCM graduates hold teaching positions as artist-teachers on the faculties of many music departments across the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Opera Workshop
  • Song Literature
  • Graduate Diction I 
  • Graduate Diction II 
  • Oratorio
  • Graduate Vocal Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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47 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • graduate admissions application (online)
  • hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work
  • there is a $5 surcharge for international applications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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