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Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance

The Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance is a one-year program that provides exceptionally talented students who have already completed a master's degree, or the equivalent, the opportunity to continue their professional studies. All ensemble classes are available by audition, but placement is not guaranteed.



Semester Credits

Ensemble or Independent Study


Vocal Performance Lab (PRF 462)


Private Instruction PVL 6001






1. In addition to a weekly 50-minute lesson, each student may receive a 50-minute vocal coaching.
2 . Courses numbered GED 202–590, MMT 202–799 and courses in the APP, ENS, IND and MHL series not used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for the elective credits listed for individual major.

Recitals and Juries

Postgraduate students, at the discretion of the voice faculty, may be required to perform a piece chosen by the voice faculty at the end of the first semester for evaluation. During the second semester the postgraduate student must perform a recital, the requirements for which are the same as for the Master of Music degree but at a more advanced level appropriate to postgraduate studies. Evaluation and jury requirements are also the same as the Master of Music degree.