Master of Music (MM) in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice

Elevate Your Music Performance Career

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Excel beyond measure as a musician

Build your vocal talents and develop essential professional skills with Webster University’s Master of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice. This 32-credit-hour program offers an intensive curriculum in solo and ensemble experiences to enhance your talent and grow in your career as a soloist, ensemble member or private vocal instructor.

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Why Webster for your MM in Performance?

Make your career in music noteworthy

You have what it takes to perform music. Here is your opportunity to advance as a vocalist and elevate your career through hands-on opportunities to develop your skills and showcase your talents. The Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in Voice is ideal if you are looking to:

Harmoniously blend education and performance

Deepen your knowledge of music theory and develop your musicality through coursework, private lessons and performances. As a graduate of Webster’s MM in Performance, you will be able to:

Immerse yourself in a vibrant musical community

Study alongside fellow musicians and refine your skills through private lessons with esteemed faculty mentors. Webster's Performance master’s extends beyond theoretical knowledge, fostering hands-on learning through participation in our ensembles and performing with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, among other groups. Culminate your graduate studies with a final recital that showcases a portfolio of your work.

Your course list

The Master of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice requires that you complete 32 credit hours of coursework. You’ll determine the emphasis for your individual training by consulting with your major professor. Your degree program must include the following courses:

Core Courses
  • Analytical Techniques I, II
  • Seminar in Music Literature

Performance Courses
  • Applied Voice
  • Graduate Recital

Major Ensemble
  • Webster University Aurelia OR
  • Webster University Chorale OR
  • Webster University Orchestra OR
  • Webster University Wind Ensemble

Supportive Courses
  • Graduate Colloquium
  • Operatic Literature
  • The Art Song

  • Advanced Topics in Music Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Topics
  • Applied Voice
  • Independent Study
  • Opera Workshop and Acting for Singers
  • Pedagogy
  • Seminar in Music
  • Voice Pedagogy I, II

In addition to these courses, all MM in Performance students must successfully pass an oral examination.

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A world of music at your doorstep

Elevate your music education at Webster University's St. Louis campus, just 15 minutes from downtown. Enjoy private lessons, ensemble performances, and world-class concerts from faculty, peers, and professional groups. Enrich your experience with access to local vocal, instrumental, and jazz organizations, including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Jazz St. Louis, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Advance your music career

Whether you aspire to teach privately, perform as a soloist or ensemble member or pursue a doctoral degree in music, a Webster MM degree will help you realize your dreams. Our graduates have successful careers as private vocal teachers, musicians and composers in St. Louis and around the world.

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

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Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your Performance master’s.

An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your Master of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice from Webster University, an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Professors. Professionals. Mentors.

Combine theory and practice as you work alongside faculty members with professional experience as composers, educators and performers. They will mentor you throughout your program and connect you to their professional network for additional study and performance opportunities.