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Music - Vocal Performance

The University of the Arts

48 months
46530 USD/year
46530 USD/year
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The University of the Arts  Music - Vocal Performance program offers you much more than just a solid foundation in proper vocal techniques: In our jazz- and contemporary-based curriculum you can also explore a variety of genres, including pop, rock, a cappella, country, salsa and more.


The Vocal Performance curriculum provides a direct and practical education for students interested in establishing a career in jazz and/or contemporary music.  The core of this curriculum from The University of the Arts includes theory and musicianship, piano, improvisation, technology, and music business.  Additional study topics include recording, acoustics, orchestration, arranging, and an array of music history and literature courses. 

The School’s numerous performance ensembles represent a wide range of styles and categories of jazz, American, classical, contemporary, ethnic, and world music. 

Program Outcome

Students graduating from the Music - Vocal Performance program will demonstrate
  • strong technique and artistry through the study of varied repertoire and technique exercises;
  • knowledge and understanding of contemporary and traditional music theory;
  • knowledge of fundamental aural skills through singing, sight-reading, dictation and solo transcription;
  • understanding of jazz forms, improvisational concepts, and how to apply them to a broad range of musical styles;
  • the ability to collaborate artistically with other performers, both vocal and instrumental, as a performer, arranger, creator and leader;
  • the ability to compose, orchestrate and create musical arrangements; and
  • knowledge of current technological applications to assist in the creation of one’s art.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vocal Instruction
  • Chorus
  • Music Theory 
  • Musicianship 
  • Class Piano
  • Writing  Placement
  • English Diction & International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Music Technology Survey

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an Application for Admission.
  • Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  • Submit official High School Transcripts. 
  • Submit a Writing Sample.
  • Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.
  • Though not required, feel free to submit any of these Optional Materials.

Tuition Fee

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    46530 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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