Master of Music in Vocal Performance
Earn Your Master's in Vocal Performance
A master of music in vocal performance degree is an important step on your career journey as a classical singer. You’ll explore technique, style, lyric diction, and more, gaining valuable performance experience through solo and ensemble work. Advanced training will help you grow your own talent and ability so you can successfully pursue roles in festivals, workshops, and companies. You’ll also be prepared for performance and coaching careers in a variety of professional, nonprofit, or church settings.
Why North Park?
North Park’s master’s program in vocal performance recognizes the uniqueness of all singers, offering individual attention in vocal technique, performance, academic preparation, coaching, and pedagogical instruction to help you excel on your own path. Your study will include private lessons, survey courses, workshops, and ensembles, preparing you for a performance career and as a coach for other singers. The School of Music’s close connections to Chicago’s music community provide opportunities to learn from active professionals and to experience a wide range of performances as you grow toward your own professional goals.
You’ll get extensive stage experience in the MMVP program, performing in a variety of settings with opportunities for both solo and ensemble work with other music students.
- Fully staged operas
- Choral performances with solo opportunities
- Year-round opera workshop with voice and theatrical coaching
- Master classes in vocal performance with faculty and guest clinicians
- Ensemble and solo performances, on- and off-campus
Where Students and Alumni Work
- Lyric Opera of Chicago
- Glimmerglass Festival
- Main Street Opera
- North Central College Musical Theatre Department
- Midwest Institute of Opera
- Opera Up Close at Governors State University
Tenor John Concepcion G'06 is a full-time chorus member at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and started the Opera Up Close program at Governors State University. He chose North Park’s MMVP program for the personal attention, variety of singing opportunities, and excellent faculty.
Challenging, Personalized Curriculum
North Park's MMVP curriculum offers core courses ranging from concentrated studies in vocal technique to lyric diction to academic classes that lay the groundwork for authoritative performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose elective courses specific to your career goals.
North Park’s School of Music offers a wide range of concerts and events you can attend throughout the year. Special events each year may include professional musicians conducting master classes, the annual Bach Week Festival, and partnerships with Chicagoland organizations for community concerts.
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