This program is designed to provide intensive performance studies for those who have the talent and potential for a career in opera, chamber and solo vocal performance.
Studies include individualized voice instruction, vocal coaching, and performance opportunities in opera, solo, oratorio and other concert work, with elective studies in entrepreneurship, as preparation for a performance career.
Admissions requirements for this program include completing all required university graduate admission requirements, submitting a CU Boulder application, three letters of recommendation, a pre-screening recorded audition, and then performing a live on-campus audition and being interviewed by the faculty.
An earned baccalaureate degree in voice performance is the minimum requirement for admission into this program.
Required Courses and Credits
|Requirements in Major Area|
|PMUS 6726||Voice (four semesters required; 1 credit each) 1||4|
|PMUS 5497||Vocal Repertoire Coaching (four semesters required; 1 credit each)||4|
|TMUS 6956||Master's Thesis (two major opera roles)||4|
|TMUS 6957||Master's Thesis 2 (recital)||2|
|TMUS 6957||Master's Thesis 2 (major role in an oratorio or opera, a major work with orchestra, or a second recital)||2|
|Other Requirements in Music||2|
|Entrepreneurship (selected from the following) 2|
|Building Your Music Career|
|Internship in Music Business|
|The Entrepreneurial Artist|
|Introduction to Arts Administration|
|Additional coursework in vocal literature, voice pedagogy, entrepreneurship, or musicology/music theory at the 4000- or 5000-level. 3||2|
|Total Credit Hours||20|
One-hour weekly lesson, plus one-hour weekly performance class.
A maximum of two credits at the 4000-level may be taken in fulfillment of the certificate requirements.
Students who wish to take academic classes at the 5000-level or above will be required to pass the appropriate preliminary exams.