2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Voice Pedagogy, MMus

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Janet Brown, Assistant Professor of Practice, Voice 124B Crouse College janbrown@syr.edu

Dr. Kathleen Roland, Assistant Professor of Voice 124C Crouse College krolands@syr.edu


Janet Brown, Assistant Professor of Practice, Voice. Dr. Kathleen Roland, Assistant Professor, Voice. Eric Johnson, Associate Professor, Voice. Dr. Julianna Sabol, Associate Professor, Voice.


The Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy is offered through the Setnor School of Music, part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. It is a degree designed to meet the needs of the student who has an undergraduate degree in Music with voice as the main instrument, and who desires to pursue a career as a voice instructor, either in an academic setting or a private one. This degree will develop the student into a knowledgeable teacher of singing while enhancing the student’s own development as a singer, offering an intensive curriculum in voice pedagogy, pedagogical issues, repertoire, diction, career planning methods, voice study, performance, and experience in teaching. In addition, students will have access to the most current voice science laboratory equipment in collaboration with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, part of the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University.


The Setnor School of Music and all its degree offerings are accredited by NASM.


  • Students admitted to the Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy must hold a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music or Bachelor of Science in Music with Voice being the principal performance area. At least six semesters of voice study within that Bachelor degree are required, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Acceptance into the Setnor School of Music is via a graduate music audition.
  • Admission to the Syracuse University Graduate School.
  • Admitted students will take diagnostic examinations in Music Theory/Aural Skills, Music History, and diction of French, German and Italian. Remedial course work or passing the test upon a second sitting is required if these examinations reveal deficiencies in any of these areas.


The Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy requires 32 credits. All course work must be chosen from 500-level courses or higher, with no less than half of the course work chosen from 600-level courses or higher. A lecture recital and capstone project must be completed as well as an oral examination in the last semester of study. A student completing this degree will be knowledgeable to instruct in classical vocal technique and literature in either a private setting or in higher education.

Total Major Field/Specialization Area: 11 credits

Total Supportive Studies in Music: 12 credits

Total Studio Emphasis: 9 credits

Ensemble Participation:

The student in the MM Voice Pedagogy degree should have two semesters of Ensemble participation.

Total Credits Required: 32

Degree Awarded:

Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy

Transfer Credit:

A maximum of 9 graduate-level credits can be transferred from another institution.

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