Dept Code: MVP

The Department of Vocal Performance offers a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance.

Advanced Writing and Communication Skills

Courses

All students are required to successfully complete 3 Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (AWC) courses. Student degree requirements will include courses that meet the desired communication outcomes in evaluated and revised writing, speaking, stage presence, and audience engagement.

All Vocal Performance students will successfully complete:

  1. MCY 341 Music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods which will include substantial evaluated and revised writing components.
  2. MVP VO3 Private Lesson (Level 3) Senior Recital, which will include evaluated communication skills in attracting an audience, engaging an audience during performance, and preparing program notes or similar media as appropriate to the medium/venue.
  3. MVP 538 Vocal Pedagogy, which will include discipline specific communication skills.

Assessment

There will be at least 2 specific assessments in each Advanced Communications Skills course for communications or writing equivalent to 4000 words, evaluated and revised.

Curriculum Requirements

General Education Courses MVP
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 101Algebra for College Students3
People & Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (3 course) see details below
Total General Education credits = 27
Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses MVP 1
MVP 8Voice Forum (8 semesters)0
MVP VO1 (Level 1)Voice Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 1-4, 2 credit hours)8
MVP VO3 (Level 3)Voice Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 5-6, 2 credit hours)4
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
MKP 140Keyboard Studies I1
MKP 141Keyboard Studies II1
MCY 140Experiencing Music3
MCY 341Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods (AWC)3
MMI 250Essential Technologies for Musicians3
MMI 310Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians3
MVP XXXChoral Ensembles (semesters 1-6, 1 credit hour)6
Total credits for EMC Core courses = 48
Courses in the MVP Major
MVP XXXChoral Ensembles (semesters 7-8, 1 credit hour)2
MVP XXXOpera Theater I-IV (4 semesters, 1 credit hour)4
MVP VO3 (Level 3)Voice Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours)4
Junior & Senior recitals with lesson
MCY 342Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods3
MCY 522Operatic Literature3
MCY 525Art Song Literature3
MKP 240Keyboard Studies III2
MKP 241Keyboard Studies IV2
MTC 311Analysis and Experience3
MVP 181Choral Conducting I2
MVP 250Lyric Diction for Singers - English and Italian2
MVP 252Lyric Diction for Singers - German and French2
MVP 538Vocal Pedagogy (AWC)2
MVP 552Vocal Performance Preparation (1 credit class for 4 semesters)4
MVP 580Opera Production (1 credit class for 4 semesters)4
ITA 101Elementary Italian I3
FRE 101Elementary French I3
GER 101Elementary German I3
Total credits for courses in the major = 50
Total Credit Hours126

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I 1
MVP 188 Opera Theater I 1
MVP 250 Lyric Diction for Singers - English and Italian 2
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II 1
MVP 252 Lyric Diction for Singers - German and French 2
MVP 580 Opera Production 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Year Two
Fall
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III 2
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MMI 250 Essential Technologies for Musicians 3
MVP 181 Choral Conducting I 2
MVP 288 Opera Theater III 1
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV 2
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
MVP 580 Opera Production 1
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I 3
STEM Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Year Three
Fall
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MCY 341 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods 3
MVP 388 Stagecraft Acting for Opera 1
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
GER 101 Elementary German I 3
People & Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MCY 342 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
MCY 522 or 525 Operatic Literature
or Art Song Literature
3
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
MVP 580 Opera Production 1
FRE 101 Elementary French I 3
Junior Recital (with Lesson)  
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours14
Year Four
Fall
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MMI 310 Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
MTC 311 Analysis and Experience 3
MVP 538 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
MVP 488 Stagecraft Acting for Opera 1
People & Society Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MCY 522 or 525 Operatic Literature
or Art Song Literature
3
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
MVP 580 Opera Production 1
Senior Recital (with Lesson) AWC  
People & Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours126

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance is:

  • To provide students the highest quality of education available in the areas of vocal performance and musicianship that will provide the foundation for continued academic work and which could also lead toward a professional performance career as a classical singer
  • To stimulate the student’s awareness and artistic creativity in the field of vocal performance
  • To provide students public performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • To provide students performance skills necessary for graduate degree auditions, vocal competitions and chamber music careers.

 Goals

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to sing solo, classical, vocal repertoire in at least four languages in their senior solo recital.
  • Student will demonstrate breath management and tension release skills in singing for one jury performance at the end of each semester.
  • Students will demonstrate proper alignment for singing classical repertoire.