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Curriculum

Voice, M.M. Master of Music

*Notes:
      1. Theory and Analysis
      2. Ear Training I, II
      3. Piano I, II
      4. Music History
      5. Diction (English, French, German, Italian)
    • Major Studies
      • 12 credits
        VOVMU 000 — Voice
        12 credits Fall and Spring Faculty

         

        All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

         

      • 0-2 credits
        VAMUS 501 — Vocal Arts Seminar
        0-2 credits Fall Alexandra Day

        A course designed to address the extended needs of today's performers, its goals are to acquaint the aspiring performer with the realities of professional life both off and on the stage; to increase students' awareness of the world and community of which they are a part or are becoming a part; and to introduce students to specific areas of the music business. Required of all Voice majors. Does not carry credit for graduates.

    • Musical and Dramatic Studies for Singers*
      • 6 credits
        OPMUS 611-2 — Juilliard Opera (graduate)
        6 credits Full Year Faculty

        Students take part in full opera productions and opera scenes (Showcases) as assigned by the department, and receive regular advanced musical and dramatic coaching designed to prepare them for auditions, rehearsals, and performances at Juilliard and in the professional world. MM and GD students may be cast in full fall and spring productions in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater as well as the winter production in the Willson Theater. Ongoing individual and small group musical and dramatic coachings are held throughout the year. Participation in one Opera Chorus per academic year is required. Required of all students enrolled in MM degree or Graduate Diploma.

      • 0 credit
        OPMUS 500 — Opera Chorus
        0 credit Fall, Spring David Moody

        Participation in one Opera Chorus is required of all Juilliard singers each academic year as assigned. The Opera Chorus graduation requirement is fulfilled only by successfully completing all assignments. Chorus assessments are conducted during the rehearsal period.

      • 0 credit
        VAMUS 611-2 — Movement for Graduates
        0 credit Fall, Spring Jeanne Slater

        This class covers basic dance technique with a focus on strength, fitness, and flexibility in addition to turns, leaps, and partner work. Dance styles taught include jazz, theatrical, waltz, American tango, and swing. Required Movement classes and Opera Chorus are essential components of the opera studies program. Required of all students enrolled in the MM degree or Graduate Diploma.

    • Graduate Courses*
      • GRMUS H600, T600, 600-0 (as advised) 8 credits

    Total Credits 1st Year: 26

    • Major Studies
      • 12 credits
        VOVMU 000 — Voice
        12 credits Fall and Spring Faculty

        All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

      • Graduation Jury 0 credit
      • Recital 2 credits
    • Musical and Dramatic Studies for Singers*
      • 6 credits
        OPMUS 611-2 — Juilliard Opera (graduate)
        6 credits Full Year Faculty

        Students take part in full opera productions and opera scenes (Showcases) as assigned by the department, and receive regular advanced musical and dramatic coaching designed to prepare them for auditions, rehearsals, and performances at Juilliard and in the professional world. MM and GD students may be cast in full fall and spring productions in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater as well as the winter production in the Willson Theater. Ongoing individual and small group musical and dramatic coachings are held throughout the year. Participation in one Opera Chorus per academic year is required. Required of all students enrolled in MM degree or Graduate Diploma.

      • 0 credit
        OPMUS 500 — Opera Chorus
        0 credit Fall, Spring David Moody

        Participation in one Opera Chorus is required of all Juilliard singers each academic year as assigned. The Opera Chorus graduation requirement is fulfilled only by successfully completing all assignments. Chorus assessments are conducted during the rehearsal period.

      • 0 credit
        VAMUS 611-2 — Movement for Graduates
        0 credit Fall, Spring Jeanne Slater

        Participation in one Opera Chorus is required of all Juilliard singers each academic year as assigned. The Opera Chorus graduation requirement is fulfilled only by successfully completing all assignments. Chorus assessments are conducted during the rehearsal period.

    • Graduate Courses*
      • GRMUS H600, T600, 600-0 (as advised) 8 credits

    Total Credits for 2nd Year: 28

    • Alexander Technique (MSMUS 001S) available by request and assigned by the department. Graduate Courses: Total must include two from Core Seminars in Music History and two from Core Seminars in Music Theory. The Music History Core requirement must include one of the following courses: GRMUS H603, GRMUS H604, GRMUS H605 (based upon placement exam results).

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