MM On Campus

Performance (Vocal Arts)

University of Southern California

24 months
60446 USD/year
60446 USD/year
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The Performance (Vocal Arts) MM program offered at University of Southern California is a two-year, 30-unit program consisting of individual instruction, ensembles, cantata and oratorio, pedagogy, vocal literature, music history and electives. A graduate recital is required.


Master’s Recital

One public recital is required of all candidates for the Performance (Vocal Arts) MM program offered at University of Southern California. Candidates must apply for recital dates, according to the current guidelines of the Music Operations office. Some departments require that a candidate be prepared to play or conduct the recital program for the approval of a faculty committee in advance.

Comprehensive Review

Candidates for the Master of Music must pass a comprehensive review toward the end of their course of study, usually in the final semester. This review, which is administered by the faculty of the major department, consists of an oral or written examination, covering relevant aspects of musical performance, literature, and/or technique.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Individual Instruction 
  • Music Ensembles 
  • Cantata and Oratorio 
  • Special Studies in Vocal Literature 
  • Advanced Vocology 
  • Research Materials and Techniques 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in vocal arts. 
  • Students who have not had formal training in foreign language, diction, vocal pedagogy, acting for singers, song literature and in Italian, French or German languages must show competency in these areas through examination or complete appropriate course work with a grade of B or higher.
  • You must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree, as evaluated by the USC Office of Graduate & International Admission. 
  • Your college or university must be recognized by the appropriate governmental ministry as a degree-granting institution.
  • All transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction. 
  • Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to USC by the college or university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 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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