Vocal Arts

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The Vocal Arts Division at MSM offers students opportunities to develop technical skills combined with developing a unique sense of artistry.

Degrees Offered

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

Other Studies

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

Program Details

The MSM programs of study for Vocal Arts majors are designed to develop technically skilled classical vocal musicians in the western European/American style of classical vocal technique, encourage and facilitate 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

Handbook for Current Students

Voice Department Handbook (2021-22 Handbook Coming Soon)

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

Plan of Study: Vocal Arts
MSM Course Catalog

Vocal Arts Department Administration

Dr. Carleen Graham, Associate Dean & Director of Vocal Arts

Success Stories

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  • Aug 23, 2021 Voice
    MSM Voice Department faculty member Ruth Golden featured in September’s Opera News magazine
  • Jun 16, 2021 Voice
    MSM alumna Raehann Bryce-Davis (MM ’12; PS ’13, Voice) helps lead the 2021-22 season of the Opera Vlaanderen in Belgium
  • May 28, 2021 Voice
    Erin Wagner (BM ’19) Awarded First Prize in 2021 Naumburg International Vocal 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)