Master of Music in Voice

Through continued development of performance skills and overall musicianship, this degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in performance or teaching, or doctoral study.

Performance opportunities include choral ensembles, opera workshop, and chamber ensembles with instrumentalists. The Opera Workshop presents scenes every fall semester and a fully staged production each spring semester. In Spring 2015, the Show-Me Opera is presented a production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Other recent opera productions include Robert Ward's The Crucible, Mozart's Così fan tutte and The Magic Flute, Rossini's La Cenerentola, Lehar's The Merry Widow, and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi paired with Act II of La bohème.


  • Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent) 
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours 
  • Senior recital 
  • Proficiency in French, Italian, and German languages and diction. 

If an applicant does not meet the required prerequisites, then appropriate course(s) may be added to the degree requirements.

Additional Requirements 

  • Comprehensive Exam Info 
  • See degree specific guidelines on this page 
  • No more than one course with a grade lower than B- may count toward completion of the degree. 
  • A minimum of three credits each are required in both theory and history. 
  • Electives may be 7000-level or higher music or non-music courses, chosen with consultation with the advisor 


Instructor, Voice and Music Theory
219 Fine Arts Building
Teaching Professor, Director of Show-Me Opera
Director of Show-Me Opera
263 Fine Arts Building
Assistant Professor, Voice
262 Fine Arts Building
Associate Professor, Voice
Voice Area Coordinator
212 Fine Arts Building