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Manhattan School of Music voice program students refine their techniques, develop their artistry, and become highly-skilled performers.

NOTE: Artist Diploma (AD) applications will not be considered for the 2021 application year.

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 voice majors are designed to develop skilled performers in all areas of vocal techniques and to offer opportunities to perform. There are two areas of voice study in the voice program: Classical and Opera Theatre. (For Jazz Voice, please visit the Jazz program page.)

Voice students at MSM achieve a high degree of professional competence, and learn appropriate stylistic approaches to the vocal literature of various historical periods.

Recent performance opportunities have included collaborations with National Sawdust, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Master Chorale, and the Verdi Square Performing Arts Festival.

Audition & Prescreening Information

Procedures By Degree Level

Handbook for Current Students

Voice Department Handbook

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

Plan of Study: Voice
MSM Course Catalog

Voice Department Administration

Maitland Peters, Chair

Kathryn LaBouff, Assistant Chair

Tazewell Thompson, Director of Opera Studies

Success Stories

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  • 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
  • Mar 31, 2021 Opera, Voice
    Savannah VOICE Festival Names MSM Faculty Member Jorge Parodi to Board of Directors

“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)