MM: Opera

Master of Music in Opera

Program Director:  Thomas Goodheart,

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.

Program Highlights

  • Work with outstanding voice and opera faculty

  • Private voice lessons and vocal coachings

  • Perform with the Binghamton University Opera Workshop

  • Regular opportunities to perform in Recitals on- and off-campus

  • Orchestral performance opportunities

  • Work with outstanding masterclass teachers

  • Opportunities to audition for and perform with the Tri-Cities Opera

  • Affordable tuition and fees

  • 3 hours from New York City

Program Overview

  • Minimum 26 credits in applied coursework, including all of the following:
    Voice lessons, Voice coaching, Studio voice class, Opera workshop, Vocal
  • Elective courses may include languages, dance, stage movement, history of opera
  • 6 credits in Music History, Research, and Analysis courses
  • MM Thesis Roles and Recital

Admissions Requirements

Please go to the Apply page for complete information regarding admissions, auditions, and interviews.

Application Deadline

The MM program has a rolling admission and will accept applications at any time.  If you wish to be fully considered for funding in the 2024-2025 year, you must submit your application by February 1, 2024.