Master On Campus

Voice and Opera

University of Kansas

12 months
18593 USD/year
18593 USD/year
8122 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With a prominent faculty and numerous performing opportunities, the University of Kansas Voice and Opera program provides training for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in opera, musical theater and vocal teaching.


About this Voice and Opera Degree

In addition to vocal technique, students learn foreign languages, vocal repertoire, and stagecraft in a supportive yet competitive atmosphere designed for individual artistic growth.

University of Kansas Opera presents three fully staged productions each year, one of which is in collaboration with the KU Theatre Department. Repertoire ranges from traditional to baroque, contemporary to operetta. In 2008, KU Opera presented the world premier of KU alum William Inge’s Picnic, with music composed by KU faculty member Forrest Pierce. Students are encouraged to audition for these productions, as well as the various musicals and choral concerts which take place throughout the year. 

Each year artists such as singers Joyce DiDonato and David Holloway, composers Carlisle Floyd, Jake Heggie and Ricky Ian Gordon, and impresario Darren Woods visit for master classes and informal talks. KU students regularly receive summer apprenticeships with opera companies including Santa Fe, Glimmerglass, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Merola Opera Program, Chautauqua and Opera North, as well as with prestigious festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, SongFest and the Seagle Colony. In addition, four KU graduate students are annually awarded apprenticeships with the notable Lyric Opera of Kansas City, where they further develop their craft through advanced coaching and singing supporting roles.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Research Skills
  • Musicology and Theory
  • Advanced Vocal Rep
  • Master’s Recital

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended
  • Email addresses of three (3) references for letters of recommendation
  • Repertoire list - Performance applicants
  • Scholarly writing sample: Organ, Church Music, Musicology and Music Theory applicants
  • PDF files or links to three (3) original scores (and recordings if available) - Composition applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18593 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18593 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18593 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18593 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8122 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8122 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Annual tuition for 18 credits

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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