Music Voice Performance

College of Fine & Applied Arts


What is Music Voice Performance?

Voice Performance centers around performing and studio teaching. You will study solo and ensemble literature in addition to working on vocal performance. Core classes include Italian, French, and German so you can master the diction of any piece you perform. You'll also have opportunities to perform onstage throughout your time as an undergraduate. This program will help you master performance, vocal control, and professionality in the music world. You must pass an audition to be accepted into this program.

Career Options

  • Conducting
  • Teaching
  • Vocal performance

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

56% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$50,503 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Arc Worldwide, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Solstice View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Strong talent review (audition or portfolio)

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.2 years to degree

97% first-year retention rate

42% four-year graduation rate

58% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,340
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $37,490


  • Tuition: $33,460
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $56,950


  • Tuition: $34,408
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $57,898