The Music Department at Cal State Northridge offers the opportunity to study the art of classical vocal performance at the graduate level. Students in Vocal Arts continue their studies in Music History and Theory. Vocal area studies include Private Lessons, Pedagogy. Literature, Opera Scenes. Performance Technique. and Performance Practice. The culminating experience of the Masters of Music in Vocal Performance is the preparation and performance of a public recital and abstract.
Graduate students in Vocal Arts are presented with a number of performance options each semester. Students can sing leading roles major operas in the original language, they can perform concert music with the CSUN Symphony Orchestra. and they can perform as soloists in oratorios. Master classes with major artists are offered yearly. Vocal students from CSUN perform off campus regularly for arts organization such as the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Jubilee Singers, and the Los Angeles Opera Chorus.
The Vocal Arts area at CSU Northridge has a tradition of achievement locally, nationally and internationally. Each Year students from CSUN compete successfully in National Competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Students from Cal State Northridge sing in opera houses all over the world.
Entrance Requirements (students who audition for the CSUN graduate program should have an undergraduate degree in vocal performance)
- Audition: present four pieces in contrasting style and language including one aria.
- Provide repertoire lists and recital programs for the audition personnel.
- A summary of performance experience is desirable.
- An interview will be conducted at the time of your audition regarding your career objectives.