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Master of Music in Vocal Performance

Earn Your Master’s in Vocal Performance

A master of music in vocal performance degree is an important step on your career journey as a classical singer. You’ll explore technique, style, lyric diction, and more, gaining valuable performance experience through solo and ensemble work. Advanced training will help you grow your own talent and ability so you can successfully pursue roles in festivals, workshops, and companies. You’ll also be prepared for performance and teaching careers in a variety of professional and church settings.


32 hours of core courses
4 hours of elective courses
2 years of ensemble participation
Full program requirements

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. You-Seong Kim

Dr. You-Seong Kim directs the master of music in vocal performance program, teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy, and serves as head of the voice department. Working out of her extensive performance, competition, and pedagogy experience, Dr. Kim prepares students to be not only “music makers, but also music lovers.”

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Stage Time

You’ll get extensive stage experience in the MMVP program, performing in a variety of settings with opportunities for both solo and ensemble work with other music students.

  • Fully staged operas
  • Choral performances with solo opportunities
  • Year-round opera workshop with voice and theatrical coaching
  • Master classes in vocal performance with faculty and guest clinicians
  • Ensemble and solo performances, on- and off-campus

Alumni Profile

Tenor John Concepcion G’06 is a full-time chorus member at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and started the Opera Up Close program at Governors State University. He chose North Park’s MMVP program for the personal attention, variety of singing opportunities, and excellent faculty.


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Challenging, Personalized Curriculum

North Park’s MMVP curriculum offers core courses ranging from concentrated studies in vocal technique to lyric diction to academic classes that lay the groundwork for authoritative performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose elective courses specific to your career goals.


Music Events

North Park’s School of Music offers a wide range of concerts and events you can attend throughout the year. Special events each year may include professional musicians conducting master classes, the annual Bach Week Festival, and partnerships with Chicagoland organizations for community concerts.

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