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The MM program in performance with a concentration in musical theatre and opera performance provides students the opportunity to choose from three specific emphases: opera, musical theatre or music direction. Regardless of the emphasis, students have ample opportunities to study both musical theatre and opera.
The Master of Music concentration in opera provides intensive practical training and performance experience to prepare students for professional careers in opera. In addition to studio voice instruction and advanced work in acting, movement, audition techniques, career skills and vocal coaching, students study standard and contemporary operatic repertoire and are required to perform roles in at least two ASU opera and musical theatre productions.
The Master of Music concentration in musical theatre provides intensive practical training and performance experience to prepare students for professional careers as musical theatre artists. In addition to studio voice instruction and advanced work in acting, dance, movement, audition techniques, career skills and vocal coaching, students study repertoire from the traditional and contemporary musical theatre canon and are required to perform roles in at least two ASU opera and musical theatre productions.
The Master of Music concentration in music direction is geared toward aspiring conductors with strong keyboard or piano skills who are eager to learn the wide range of skills necessary for a successful career as a professional music director. This competitive program admits only one student per year and includes study of both opera and musical theater repertoire. Students in this program must conduct two productions during their studies at ASU. Since 1991, the graduates of this program have had a remarkable record of success, whether working in academia, pursuing further conducting study, or as professional music directors on or off Broadway and the world over.
Music Theatre/Opera Performance, MM
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Spring 2018: October 2, 2017
Fall 2018: December 1, 2017
Checksheets break down the course requirements for each degree program and are listed below by area.
All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships, with priority given to those who audition and/or interview on-campus.
Teaching assistantships are offered to graduate students who convey exceptional ability. Learn more about TA benefits, eligibility and application procedures.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.