Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

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Students in the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree program have a passion and an evident talent for singing. Some were soloists in their high school choirs and leads in the musicals, while others attended summer camps and specialized schools and competed in vocal competitions. They come to the Frost School of Music to be with others from across the country who have similar interests and to develop a free vocal technique through study with members of our renowned faculty.


Private voice lessons, vocal coaching, diction, and language study are vital components of the degree program. Vocal performance majors also study music theory, music history and literature, opera literature, solo repertoire, and vocal pedagogy, and they present solo recitals in their junior and senior years.  In addition to their musical studies, students choose from a broad selection of classes in the liberal arts to expand their worldview and to prepare them to be contributors to society at large. 

Vocal performance majors have numerous opportunities to expand their knowledge of choral literature and styles in one of our outstanding choral ensembles.  Undergraduate students are frequently cast in principal and supporting roles in Frost Opera Theater productions when appropriate for the student’s vocal and artistic development.

Many voice students work professionally as members of Seraphic Fire, the Florida Grand Opera chorus, and as singers with various performing organizations throughout South Florida.  Masterclasses with some of the world’s foremost artists are regularly scheduled. Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Julia Faulkner, Kevin Short, Susan Ashbaker, and Curtis Rayam are among those who have 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. To that end, we have created a capstone project for our students where they meet with a professional arts marketing firm to design a personal strategy for marketing, branding, publicity, social media, and website design. As part of the project, students meet with a stylist to prepare for professional headshots. Additionally, graduates will make an audio and video recording with our exceptional music engineering program to create professional recordings for their new portfolio.

Our graduates are singing all over the world—in opera, oratorio, professional choral organizations, musical theater, and recital stages.  We look forward to welcoming you as a student to the Department of Vocal Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music!