State University of New York-Purchase

Conservatory of Music - Voice & Opera

Purchase, NY USA

Style & Level


Quick Facts

  • Total Number of Faculty: 6 - 10
  • In-State Tuition (per semester): <$5,000
  • Out-of-State Tuition (per semester): $5,001 - $10,000


The department’s working mantra is “learn to perform by performing,” and every class has a performance component. The program is widely acclaimed for its instruction of vocal technique and musical styles with a strong emphasis in languages studies, stage technique, and movement. The operas, which are performed primarily by undergraduates, are routinely praised for their inventiveness and high level of professional quality, and are only one of the performing opportunities provided for students to combine these disciplines. Others include outreach programs, public performances of opera scenes, chamber opera, art song evenings, solo recitals, and choral concerts. Our students have the opportunity to perform in the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, which houses four of the most outstanding and acclaimed theatres in the country, recognized for the high level of their acoustical properties and often used by professional artists and recording companies.

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