Program overview

With a double emphasis in voice pedagogy and performance, our program will prepare you to find success on the world’s operatic and concert stages, teaching in studios and classrooms, and in thriving private voice studios. Using a process-oriented approach, we focus on developing your vocal skills to enable you to become the best possible vocal artist and independent musician.

Program highlights

Expand your career as an artist

Program alumni find success in careers performing in operas and as soloists in the United States and abroad. Many of our graduates appear on the solo and chorus rosters of the Metropolitan Opera and in professional vocal ensembles such as Chanticleer, Loadbang and the Crossing.
 

Common careers:

  • Opera singer
  • Concert soloist
  • Collaborative artist
  • College professor
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Kyle Van Schoonhoven '13

Student testimonial

“My experience at Westminster Choir College was fairly standard, I’d assume, which is why it’s such an exceptional place. I came into the graduate program with all the drive I needed, but Westminster took it the extra step. I honed my musicianship in the Westminster Choir, I performed the greatest works that this world has ever known with the Symphonic Choir. I sang principal roles in the operas, with my incredible peers, while being led by some of the greatest minds in the field. Westminster isn’t a place, it has moved time and time again. Westminster is a musical standard, and an atmosphere that teaches you how to survive in this career path, while reminding you why you’re in this career to begin with. Life long friends, countless memories, and gratitude are still my greatest accomplishments from Westminster Choir College.”

Kyle Van Schoonhoven '13
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Winner
 

Contact

Master of Music: Voice Pedagogy and Performance (Performance Emphasis)

Margaret Cusack

Chair, Department of Voice and Piano; Professor

Omega House

mcusack [at] rider.edu

609-921-7100 x8253

Fine Arts building