Master of Music

The Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree program admits a select number of qualified singers who demonstrate the potential for advanced study in opera.

The graduate program guarantees singers:

  • A wealth of performance opportunities in fully-staged productions, scenes, touring and outreach programs
  • A course of study specially designed to nurture professional growth which includes:
    • advanced study in voice
    • weekly vocal/diction coachings with resident vocal coach
    • language and diction study
    • acting, makeup and movement
    • freeing the body for effective performance
    • career enhancement strategies
  • Master classes and workshops with renowned visiting artist teachers

Singers admitted to the Institute’s graduate program are awarded full tuition/fees, health insurance, plus a $3,600 stipend in year one and a $4,200 stipend in year two.


Voice MM Degree Total 37 credits

Master of Music Curriculum Year OneCredit Per SemesterTotal Credits
Year One Total91019
MUS 6010Lessons336
MUS 6011Master Class112
MUS 6080Recital-11
MUS 6460Fletcher Institute Workshop112
MUS 6660Fletcher Institute Language Enrichment
MUS 6664Stage Makeup for Singers-11
MUS 6893Career Strategies:
MUS 6895Library and Internet Research2-2
MUS 5599Intensive Arts Projects1-1
Master of Music Curriculum Year TwoCredits Per SemesterTotal Credits
Year Two Total9918
MUS 6010Lessons333
MUS 6011Master Class112
MUS 6084 Major Opera Role-11
MUS 6460Fletcher Institute Workshop112
MUS 6660Institute Language Enrichment
MUS 6665-6666Research Topics:
Opera Studies
MUS 5599Intensive Arts Projects1-1

Entering voice students are expected to have a minimum of one year of college-level language instruction with a grade of C or better in French, German and Italian. Students who do not meet this requirement upon entering the program must take the appropriate course or its equivalent to fulfill the requirement before the degree can be granted. Cantata Singers (MUS 5260) may be required at the discretion of the studio teacher and the conductor of the Cantata Singers.