Specialist in Music in Performance, Voice
The application deadline for most 2023-24 programs was December 1. See the Graduate Admissions page for specific degree application deadlines.
Designed for students seeking intensive and specialized professional training focusing on performance and ensemble participation. Applicants must possess a master’s degree in music or its equivalent. Each specialist student in voice performance may audition for a role in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance opera production. If cast, the student is required to perform the role, subject to the approval of their studio teacher. The degree requires at least three terms of full-time enrollment or two terms and two half-terms.
The Specialist in Music: Voice Performance requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include: Private voice lessons Opera Production and/or Opera Workshop Voice Literature Non-Performance SMTD Electives Applicants should have taken one semester in French, German, and Italian language prior to enrollment; however, any language deficiencies can be made up prior to or during enrollment at SMTD.
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
Amanda Handley Majeski
George I. Shirley
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests, including specific opportunities for percussion, piano, and organ & carillon. For students in theatre & drama, musical theatre, dance, and opera, opportunities abound in both professionally produced and student-run presentations.