Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance - Nyack College

The Bachelor of Music in Voice offers students the opportunity to pursue a degree which is focused upon historical and contemporary classical vocal music and which may include studies of the music of Jazz and Broadway. As in the case of every major, Voice has a strong biblical, academic, and theoretical foundation. Performance degrees represent the highest standards of professional studies, including the history, theory, pedagogy and practice of many genres of music.

Why Study Voice at Nyack College?

  • Students who study Voice will have access to some of the finest venues and artists in the world, including some who are on our faculty.
  • Students will enjoy a valuable academic program which will give them versatility and opportunity in their future graduate program or career choices.
  • Students will be nurtured in a Christian atmosphere in which they will find encouragement on their way to fulfillment.
  • Students will have an opportunity to explore and perform many types of music and to study with top scholars within the context of a State-accredited private institution.
  • Students will make lifelong friends and important interconnections in the world of music in general and vocal music in particular.

At a Glance

Credits: 120 Standard
Completion Time: 4 years
Accreditation: New York State Board of Regents, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Schools of Music

What Will I Study as a Voice Major?

As a Voice Major, you will study the communication skills and vocal, instrumental, or keyboard skills which will enable you to have a long and fruitful career in your chosen field. Together with your Nyack Core Curriculum, you will also study the history, methods, and practice of vocal performance, including:

  • Literature and Materials of Music (an integrated Music History, Theory Mathematics, Science, and cultural sequence)
  • Singer’s Diction
  • Conducting
  • Songwriting
  • Private lessons Voice
  • Vocal Pedagogy (how to teach singing)
  • Music Technology
  • Opera or Musical Theater performances

Additionally, you will travel and perform with elite music ensembles and you will be required to do a Junior Recital of approximately one-half hour in length and a Senior Recital of approximately one hour in length.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating with a BM Degree in Voice may be employed as solo or studio recording artists, studio technicians, church music ministers, graduate students in Performance or other related music areas. Graduates from our college enjoy such varied careers as opera singers, oratorio singers, conductors, composers, and vocal instructors.

Our Graduates

A number of our graduates have gone on to higher education in reputed graduate institutions and conservatories. Several of our graduates have a worldwide touring career. Some are music ministers at respected local churches; some teach in State and private colleges. Our graduates have shown the value of a versatile and creative Music program and continue to make us proud.

  • Professional Opera Singers
  • Jazz Singers
  • Church Soloists
  • Broadway Performers
  • Gospel Artists
  • Radio/Television/Film Actors
  • Recording Artists
  • College Professors
  • Artistic Managers
  • Private Studio Teachers
  • Freelance Performers