Program overview

Offered entirely online, this program is designed to serve the needs of professional singers, voice teachers, school music teachers, and voice coaches who want advanced training in the art and science of voice teaching. Many students complete this degree in two years. Classical and Musical Theatre tracks are offered, with specific coursework for each genre.

Because of the high standard required for admission to this program, applications will be considered only from candidates who can document professional experience, and who have worked in their chosen field for at least two years since their undergraduate degree was completed.

KIERA DUFFY ’01, M.M. ’03
The faculty recognized a spark in me, a hunger to learn, a willingness to work and they nurtured that."
Kiera Duffy
M.V.P, Class of 2003
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Program requirements

The 32-credit M.V.P. Classical track includes courses in vocal pedagogy and literature, culminating in a substantial vocal pedagogy project completed under the guidance of a Westminster voice faculty member.  

The 32-credit M.V.P. Musical Theatre track includes courses in music theater pedagogy and literature, culminating in a substantial vocal pedagogy project completed under the guidance of a Westminster voice faculty member.  

Strengthen your vocal career

Graduates of Westminster’s program bring their vocal abilities, performance skills and teaching expertise to a number of diverse music programs in a variety of roles.
 

Common careers:

  • Private teacher
  • Voice coach
  • School music teacher
  • College professor
Gil Chapel in the background, purple flowers in the foreground
This degree placed me directly between the abundance of pedagogical knowledge from the past and the promise of the continuation of beautiful singing in the future."
April Young
M.V.P, Class of 2018

Contact

Master of Voice Pedagogy (M.V.P. )

Christopher Arneson

Professor

Omega House

carneson [at] rider.edu

609-921-7100 x8269

Fine Arts building