Program overview

Establish your vocal technique and gain a thorough understanding of the singing voice, literature and pedagogy in Westminster’s vocal performance program. You’ll train with esteemed faculty to increase your understanding of musical structure and form, expand your vocal and performance skills and prepare to meet the demands of solo and ensemble singing. 

Program highlights

Expand your knowledge and expertise with private vocal training, weekly studio and performance classes, master classes, skill-based performance classes and the Presser Voice Laboratory.


  • Private vocal training - All voice performance students have weekly private lessons and receive individual coaching and study diction
  • Weekly studio and performance classes - Gain new perspectives, artistic growth and frequent performance opportunities through participation in our weekly studio and performance classes.
  • Presser Voice Laboratory - Benefit from Westminster’s Presser Voice Laboratory and Resource Center that utilizes state of the art technology to support artist development by enabling students to explore, understand and research the human voice.
  • MasterClasses - Gain new perspectives and artistic growth through participation in masterclasses with leading artists
  • Skills-Based Performance Classes - Performance skill-building courses are available for both Undergraduates and Graduates including Movement for the Performer, Singing Actor, Performing in Lyric Theater, Opera Workshop, and private vocal and dramatic coaching.
Audition Requirements
A male and female student sing together during an opera performance of Cendrillion

Program requirements

Our curriculum will build your vocal technique, develop your performance skills, train you to become acquainted with voice literature and develop your understanding of the complex relationships between music and poetry.

Thomas Lynch, Class of 2016
The Voice Performance program at Westminster Choir College provides an encouraging environment for any young singer to find their bearings in classical training. This school made me fall in love with German art song and opera, and gave me the necessary tools to start my career in opera."
Thomas Lynch
Class of 2016

Develop your authentic voice

Westminster’s vibrant arts community is brimming with opportunities to hone and showcase your talents. Perform with leading orchestras and gain valuable professional training at the highest level as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir. 

Broaden your experience through participation in the Westminster Opera Workshop, or by performing in one of Westminster’s auditioned ensembles, student-managed productions or our annual Art Song Festival. 

Westminster students also have the opportunity to take part annually in competitions sponsored by organizations such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing where our students frequently receive top awards. 

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Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.


Voice Performance (B.M.)

Margaret Cusack

Professor, Department Chair

Department of Performance Studies

Westminster House

mcusack [at]

609-921-7100, ext. 8253

Academic Focus: Voice

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