Voice and Opera

Northwestern University

12 months
56067 USD/year
56067 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Voice and Opera program of Northwestern University has a long and illustrious history. Alumni fill the ranks of national and international opera houses and university faculties worldwide.


The Voice and Opera program of Northwestern University offers students a variety of courses that promote a strong technical and pedagogical foundation. Students receive weekly vocal instruction and have access to a number of performing opportunities including opera workshops, vocal solo classes, master classes, studio classes, and recitals. In addition, advanced undergraduate and graduate students participate in weekly musical preparation sessions with vocal coaches.

Program highlights

Every year, voice students are invited to audition for the school’s three fully-staged operas. Participation in these operas provides students with invaluable experience and exposure to standard operatic repertoire as well as new operas. The thriving music scene in downtown Chicago, only 12 miles from campus, offers many additional performance possibilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Studies
  • String Orchestral
  • Lute and Guitar History and Literature
  • Guitar Pedagogy
  • Harp Orchestral Studies
  • Harp Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application, including the non-refundable application fee of $75 
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Individual program requirements
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56067 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    56067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56067 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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