Master of Music in Voice Performance

Department of Voice

Designed for students seeking intensive study with a major artist-teacher and performance experience to develop into a highly qualified professional musician. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or its equivalent.


The Master of Music in Voice Performance requires a minimum of 35 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Private voice lessons
  • Ensemble participation
  • Opera or Opera Workshop
  • Voice Literature
  • French, German, and Italian Diction
  • Choral Conducting
  • Musicology, Music Theory, or Composition
  • 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.

Final Project

The presentation of a recital.


Each master’s student in voice performance is required to audition for a role in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance opera production during at least two terms. If cast, the student is required to perform the role, subject to the approval of his or her studio teacher.

Audition & Interview Dates

For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

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