Students in the Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree program are serious musicians, and they come to the Frost School of Music to take an important step toward attaining their goals as a vocalist, whether to perform in concert halls or opera houses, or to work as a voice teacher.
Vocal performance students at all levels work tirelessly to develop and maintain an efficient vocal technique and compelling artistry through study with a voice faculty whose members are established master teachers and performers. Private voice lessons, vocal coaching, lyric diction, and language study are vital components of the degree programs, as are music theory, music history and literature, opera literature, art song repertoire, and vocal pedagogy. Students gain essential stage skills and experience through participation in Frost Opera Theater, which compliments and builds on their work in the voice studio.
While in Miami, many Frost voice students work professionally as members of Seraphic Fire, Florida Grand Opera chorus, and as singers with various performing organizations throughout South Florida. Master classes with some of the world’s foremost artists are regularly scheduled. Renée Fleming, Helen Donath, Marilyn Horne, Florence Quivar, and Measha Brueggergosman are among the artists who have recently shared their insights and experiences with our students.
Our goal is to prepare you for the next step in your career as a professional singer and/or teacher. Our graduates are singing all over the world—in opera, oratorio, professional choral organizations, musical theater and recital stages—and they teaching in colleges and universities across the country. We look forward to welcoming you as a student to the Department of Vocal Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music!