Voice

Plan of Study: Voice

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Find your program overview, plans of study, and course descriptions below.

The programs of study for Voice majors are designed to develop skilled performers in all areas of vocal technique and to offer opportunities to perform a wide variety of vocal literature.

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Sample Schedule for Bachelor of Music / Voice Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 130

  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0001-0002)
    8 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0101-0102)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0001-0002)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0111-0112)
    2 cr
  • Italian Diction (IT0100-0200)
    4 cr
  • English Diction (EN0100-0200)
    4 cr
  • Choir (VX0050)
    1 cr
  • 1st Year Performance Class (VX0100)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1:
36 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0201-0202)
    4 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0001-0002)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0211-0212)
    2 cr
  • German Diction (GR0100-0200)
    4 cr
  • Choir (VX0050)
    1 cr
  • 2nd Year Performance Class (VX0200)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2:
34 cr
  • Major Lessons
    8 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0003-0004)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0500-1999)
    6 cr
  • French Diction (FR0100-0200)
    4 cr
  • German Vocal Literature (VX0420)
    2 cr
  • French Vocal Literature (VX0550)
    2 cr
  • Introduction to Performance (VX0900)
    1 cr
  • Movement (VX1831-1832)
    2 cr
  • Junior Opera Theatre (VX0800)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Junior (Half) Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 3:
31 cr
  • Major Lessons
    8 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0500-1999)
    3 cr
  • English Vocal Literature (VX0320)
    2 cr
  • American Vocal Literature (VX0330)
    2 cr
  • Practical Foundations (ME1500)
    2 cr
  • General Electives
    2 cr
  • Acting (VX0901-0902)
    2 cr
  • Senior Opera Theatre (VX0800)
    2 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 4:
29 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Voice Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 55

  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate Italian Diction (IT2101)
    2 cr
  • Graduate English Diction (EN2101)
    2 cr
  • Advanced Acting (VX2901)
    2 cr
  • Movement (VX1831)
    1 cr
  • Ensemble** (LP/SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Performance Technique Class
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate Italian Diction (IT2102)
    2 cr
  • Graduate English Diction (EN2102)
    2 cr
  • Advanced Acting (VX2902)
    2 cr
  • Movement (VX1832)
    1 cr
  • Ensemble** (LP/SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Performance Technique Class
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate German Diction (GR2101)
    2 cr
  • Graduate French Diction (FR2101)
    2 cr
  • Music History and Voice Electives (VX/MH 1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Recitative* (VX1875)
    1 cr
  • Ensemble** (LP/SP1500)
    1 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate German Diction (GR2102)
    2 cr
  • Graduate French Diction (FR2102)
    2 cr
  • Music History and Voice Electives (VX/MH 1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Ensemble** (LP/SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
13 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

*Can be taken either semester of the 2nd year; cannot count toward elective or ensemble credit
**Students can participate in up to two (2) ensembles per semester, as assigned by Opera Office