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. An earned baccalaureate degree in voice performance is the minimum requirement for admission into this program. 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 University of Colorado Boulder application, four letters of recommendation, a pre-screening recorded audition, and then performing a live on-campus audition and being interviewed by the faculty.
Required Courses and Semester Credit Hours
|Requirements in Major Area|
|PMUS 6726||Voice (four semesters required; 2 credits each) 1||8|
|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. Select from the following: 2|
|Building Your Music Career|
|Internship in Music Business|
|The Entrepreneurial Artist|
|Arts Administration & Management|
|Additional coursework shall be taken 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.