The Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy is designed for the teacher of voice. There is an emphasis in classical music and an emphasis in musical theatre and pop/rock.


  • Successful completion of a memorized solo recital of 60 minutes duration for a faculty committee is required.
  • The candidate shall present to a faculty committee a research paper on an aspect of vocal pedagogy. The paper shall be written under the guidance of the graduate adviser in vocal pedagogy and completed not later than four weeks before the end of the semester in which the student plans to graduate.
  • Students must also successfully complete a final comprehensive examination in vocal pedagogy integrating material covered in pedagogy courses taken during the degree program. This comprehensive examination typically will be a written examination, though an oral segment may be required at the discretion of the Voice Division.
  • Submission of an application, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.
  • At least a B average in all undergraduate music courses.
  • A 10-­minute demonstration of performance proficiency with classical repertoire in contrasting styles in the applicant's major medium, either by personal audition or recording.
  • Students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL results of 80 or higher (iBT test), (for paper­based test: 550 or higher; for computer­based test: 213 or higher), to be considered for admission. For the iBT test, at least 20 out of 30 in each of the subcategories is required.