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The MSM Vocal Arts Division provides comprehensive training in classical voice, collaborative piano, opera theatre, and related studies, preparing students for a competitive and diverse performing arts industry.

Classical Voice

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Other Studies 

  • Professional Studies Certificate (PS) – one year
  • Professional Performance Diploma (PPD) – two year
  • Artist Diploma (AD)

Collaborative Piano

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Other Studies

  • Artist Diploma (AD)
  • Professional Studies Certificate (PS)

Program Details

The MSM programs of study in Classical Voice and Collaborative Piano are designed to develop technically skilled classical musicians, encourage the development of unique and autonomous artistry, and prepare students to successfully participate in and contribute towards the future of a vibrant performing arts industry.

Audition & Prescreening Information

Procedures by Degree Level – Classical Voice

Procedures by Degree Level – Collaborative Piano

Handbook for Current Students

Vocal Arts Division Handbook

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

Plan of Study: Classical Voice
Plan of Study: Collaborative Piano

MSM Academic Catalog

Vocal Arts Division Administration

Dr. Carleen Graham, Dean of Vocal Arts

John Forconi, Chair of Collaborative Piano

Jeanne-Minette Cilliers
Artistic Staff Manager

Erin Reppenhagen, Administrative

MSM Graduate Opera Theatre presents A French Opera Double Bill, Dec 8 to 11, 2022

Success Stories

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  • Apr 26, 2024 Vocal Arts
    MSM alumnus and trustee Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM ’08) to lead Opera Philadelphia
  • Mar 18, 2024 Vocal Arts
    MSM alumnus Daniel Espinal is named a winner of the 2024 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition
  • Feb 20, 2024 Opera, Vocal Arts
    Three MSM alumni win top awards in the 52nd George and Nora London Foundation Competition

“When I began studying classical voice, I never dreamed that I would have this privilege of studying at a prestigious place like MSM with such incredible professors”

Soprano (BM '19)


MSM Graduate Opera Theatre presents Le nozze di Figaro on April 30, 2022

MSM Graduate Opera Theatre presents "Le nozze di Figaro" April 30, 2022

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