Vocal Performance - Classical Voice

New York University

12 months
21540 USD/year
21540 USD/year
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In the Vocal Performance - Classical Voice program from New York University you’ll take courses in classes in opera performance and classical song repertoire as well as private voice instruction with leading New York City vocalists working in opera, recital, and concert singing. 

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In the Vocal Performance - Classical Voice program from New York University you’ll study with our experienced faculty and perform in fully staged productions with support and feedback from professional directors, choreographers, conductors, and designers.

Your courses will give you a healthy vocal technique that will provide a strong foundation for whatever area of voice performance you choose to pursue. Beyond classes in opera performance and classical song repertoire, you’ll take classes in diction, vocal coaching, classical voice business skills, and stagecraft, as well as acting and dance classes conducted by working professionals in the industry, and you can choose from guided electives, such as opera workshop and theatre dance.

In addition to work in classrooms and studios, you’ll have the opportunity to perform in fully staged productions under the guidance of professionals who count among their credits opera companies and theatre both in and out of New York City. You'll also have the opportunity to cross traditional lines and participate in music theatre workshops as well as fully staged music theatre productions.

Career Preparation

As your terminal degree experience, you will perform a graduate recital. You must be able to demonstrate a technical foundation in vocal production that will allow your voice to evolve in an efficient and healthy manner throughout the years that follow your training at NYU Steinhardt. In addition, you must demonstrate a respect for the value of the text, and the words and the sounds of the music in combination. You will achieve a level of performance excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the professional field of vocal performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Script Analysis & Dramaturgical Process
  • Music Criticism
  • Intro to Music Therapy
  • Film Music: Historical Aesthetics/Perspectives
  • Opera in the 20th Century
  • Development of Theatre & Drama

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English
  • Audition
  • Pre-Screening Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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