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The Master of Music (M.M.) in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy provides opportunities for creative endeavor, inquiry, and investigation into the field of professional voice use in music theatre style.

Degree Earned:

  • Master of Music (M.M.) in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy

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This 10-month full-time master’s program will feature seminar courses in vocal pedagogy, application and integration courses in voice performance in music theatre style, and analysis courses that focus on repertoire and rehearsal techniques.

M.M. students will be able to employ a variety of instructional techniques that support efficient and effective voice performance practice. They will develop individual research and creative projects that allow them to engage musically, artistically, and intellectually in the field of music theatre voice performance.

The M.M. in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy is designed with you in mind.

A Master of Music student practices with Prof. Corinne Ness.

It is:

  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • Flexible. There are options for full- or part-time study.
  • Accelerated. Apply as a member of our intensive 1-year cohort.
  • Practical. Applied teaching experience will develop your skills and your resume.
  • Interdisciplinary. Just like the field of music theatre, the M.M. program at Carthage creates connections between the study of the voice and other fields of music theatre, giving you maximum professional opportunities.
  • Connected. Graduate students will belong to a global network of music theatre vocal pedagogues. All graduate students will be members of Music Theatre Educator’s Alliance International (MTEA). Graduate students can also join the Carthage student chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and participate in professional development activities and workshops.
  • Global. Our program draws students from the United States, Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe. Students in the cohort develop international friendships and perspectives.

A Master of Music student practices with a faculty member. Graduates of the M.M. Program at Carthage will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret music theatre repertoire from a broad range of styles, and apply those understandings in performance.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of a broad range of pedagogical concepts, and apply these concepts appropriately in a variety of educational settings.
  • Conduct scholarly research in music theatre vocal pedagogy.
  • Demonstrate and apply understandings of equity and inclusion within applied voice teaching and the field of music theatre.
  • Understand the connections among the sub-disciplines of music theatre, and the impact and intersection with music theatre vocal pedagogy.
  • Describe basic information about health and safety within the context of practice, performing, teaching, and listening.

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