Master of Music in Opera Degree
Binghamton University's Master of Music in Opera program collaborates with Tri-Cities Opera
Binghamton University is proud to have a collaborative relationship with Tri-Cities Opera, providing auditioned and selected students with professional stage experience. Since 1979, Binghamton University's Master of Music in Opera Program has collaborated with Tri-Cities Opera to create a unique and exceptional program combining the professional experience that Tri-Cities Opera can offer with the academic, performance and practical studies offered by Binghamton University. The teaching artists bring a wide experience of long and continuing careers in opera to the program. Students complete a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours in music courses, including master classes, studio voice, theory, history, lyric diction, coaching, vocal literature, movement, and acting.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
MM Opera/Voice Audition Date at OPERA America, NYC: December 5, 2018
MM Opera/Voice Audition Date at BU: February 15 - 17, 2019
For more specific program information, contact Thomas Goodheart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY VOICE FACULTY
•Voice Lessons & Vocal Coaching • Studio Voice Class • Lyric Diction •Languages • Vocal Literature & Interpretation • Vocal Pedagogy •Stage Techniques/Opera Workshop • Dance/Stage Movement •Voice Master Classes •Music History • Music Theory
Singers interested in pursuing a Master of Music in Opera degree at Binghamton University should complete the MM in Opera application online at the BU Graduate School website.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Offered by the University in collaboration with the Tri-Cities Opera, this is a two-year program of professional training in preparation for an operatic career. Students must complete a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours in music with an average grade of B or above.
MUS 501: Music History and Research I (4 credits)*
*recommended to be taken within the first year of study
MUS 520: Graduate Theory Review (2 credits)*
*A student who demonstrates theory and musicianship and competencies through the theory diagnostic examination will be able to apply those two credits to electives.
Studio Voice Lessons (6 credits)
Tri-Cities Opera Workshop (6 credits)
Lyric Diction (4 credits)
Vocal Literature (1 credit)
Voice Coaching (1 credit)
Opera Ensemble (8 credits)
MUS 599: Thesis (4 credits)
Thesis Requirements consist of:
1. A full recital, approximately one hour in length, and
2. Opera roles: either one leading/featured role or two supporting roles.
For more information on majors, minors, graduate programs and courses, visit the University Bulletin.