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Vocal Performance - Contemporary Voice

New York University

48 months
56500 USD/year
56500 USD/year
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Study with the renowned faculty in private lessons, studio/workshop classes, lecture classes, and master classes as you gain intensive performance training in voice, acting, movement/dance, auditioning, and business, along with a full liberal arts education. The Vocal Performance - Contemporary Voice BM program is offered at New York University.


What You'll Learn

Your training will explore vocal technique, vocal function, and the basics of vocal anatomy and physiology. You'll craft a technical foundation in vocal production while training as a hybrid vocalist, along with a demonstrable understanding that the best singing is an amalgamation of a freely produced sound and a personal need to communicate. At the Vocal Performance - Contemporary Voice BM program offered at New York University you’ll learn how to communicate through song effectively, working on song analysis and developing an awareness for how the prosody of the language plays a role in popular songwriting and performance. You'll also have opportunities to cross-train in musical theatre or classical voice and participate in a variety of workshops as well as audition for fully staged productions and concerts, performing under the guidance of directors, choreographers, conductors, and designers highly experienced in the music industry. Opportunities are also available to participate in contemporary ensembles.

Career Preparation

You will find here a supportive community of performers who work with you and celebrate your successes. As your terminal degree experience, you’ll perform a fully staged concert. Our program of study will provide you with a solid foundation of healthy vocal technique on which you can build a career in whatever area of voice performance you choose to pursue.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Songwriting History and Criticism
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Acting for Singers
  • Business Structure of the Music Industry
  • Vocal Production for Singers
  • Musical Theatre Dance
  • Contemporary Voice Workshop
  • Hip Hop Dance Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official score reports (see NYU’s standardized testing requirements).
  • An audition or portfolio for specific artistic program applicants to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and Tisch School of the Arts. 
  • English language testing if you have not completed at least 3 years of study where English is the sole language of instruction and English is not your native language.
  • Official transcripts of all college work that you have received academic credit for.
  • The Common Application Mid Year Report with updated transcript. 

Tuition Fee

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    56500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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