Opera and Voice; M.Mus. (Thesis)

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Program Overview

The M.Mus. in Opera and Voice develops vocal growth and artistic expression by immersing students in a vibrant musical environment that blends performance training with humanities-based scholarship. The flexibly designed program provides opportunities to develop artistry in a variety of solo and operatic repertoires.

Faculty

Voice faculty, coaches, stage directors, and set designers are outstanding soloists and creative artists involved with major companies, opera programs, and festivals the world over.

Resources and Opportunities

  • Three opera productions every year, including one Early Music opera with period instruments (by audition);
  • Wide range of solo and chamber music performance include studio concerts, oratorios, Lieder classes, choral ensembles, chamber music ensembles, and master classes with leading artists in the field;
  • Intensive work in diction;
  • Strong network with professional Montreal choirs and young artist programs world-wide;
  • Seminars and workshops promoting the healthy voice;
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

Awards

McGill singers are featured soloists with McGill Ensembles, and are selected for competitions such as Met regionals, NATSAA and international music festivals, among a variety of other young professional artists programs; Austrian scholarship for summer study; Schulich and University Scholarships, SSHRC, and travel grants.

Careers

Recent graduates perform with orchestras and opera companies in Canada and hold a wide variety of positions in leading companies in North America and Europe.  Others pursue successful careers in arts administration, law and business (among others), while maintaining active singing careers in award winning choral ensembles.