Specialist in Music: Voice Performance

Department of Voice

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.


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.

Final Project

The presentation of a recital.


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 his or her studio teacher.


The degree requires at least three terms of full-time enrollment or two terms and two half-terms.

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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