12 months
14304 USD/year
14304 USD/year
7176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Performance, Vocal, Choral and Opera program at California State University Fullerton offer a variety of opportunities for singers.


About this Degree

Performance, Vocal, Choral and Opera students at California State University Fullerton receive a specialized yet comprehensive education while preparing for careers as performers, teachers and conductors. Classical Singer Magazine has recognized the Opera Theatre and vocal programs for excellence in training young singers for professional operatic careers.

Vocal Program:

Private lessons in voice are the core of each of the study programs and are solely taught by members of our well-respected faculty. The program also includes courses in vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, art song, opera literature and foreign-language diction. Students receive individual attention and perform frequently in recitals and master classes.

Opera Program:

Each fall CSUF Opera Theatre presents a program of opera excerpts and one-act operas designed to provide performance opportunities for our singers. Each spring semester, fully staged operatic productions with orchestra are mounted, which have included Elixir of Love, Candide, La Bohème, Street Scene, Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus, The Crucible, Le nozze di Figaro and Gianni Schicchi.

Choral Program:

CSUF boasts four outstanding choral ensembles: the University Singers, Concert Choir, The Singing Titans (TTBB) and Titan Voices (SSAA), conducted by acclaimed faculty members. The ensembles regularly tour internationally, performing at numerous national and regional conventions and with major orchestras including the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Choral conducting classes are available at the undergraduate level, with advanced conducting seminars and private lessons available at the graduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Study in Music

  • Seminar in Music of the Renaissance

  • Seminar in Music of the Romantic Period

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entering graduate student will have completed an undergraduate music degree with voice as the primary instrument. Prior solo recital experience is expected but not required; a “senior recital,” as well as a “junior recital” program from the applicant’s undergraduate study should be documented by a recording and program.
  • Applicants must have completed undergraduate level language courses in at least two of three target languages (Italian, German, French), as well as the equivalent of three semesters of diction for singers (English, Italian, German, French). Opportunity is given to make up deficiencies but such courses cannot be applied to the Master’s degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7152 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7152 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fullerton

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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