What Every Prospective Student Needs to Know About NYU's Steinhardt Vocal Performance Program (Video) | Playbill

News What Every Prospective Student Needs to Know About NYU's Steinhardt Vocal Performance Program (Video) As part of Playbill.com's Back to School week (#BwayBacktoSchool), PlaybillEDU sat down with William Wesbrooks, Director of the Vocal Performance program within the Department of Music and Performance at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, to better show how such programs tick.

New York University's Steinhardt Vocal Performance Program features both a classical voice/opera studies and music theatre track for potential undergraduates, graduate and doctoral candidates. The program is backed by a vast assortment of faculty members and, according to the Steinhardt website, "Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts faculty come from rich and varied backgrounds in performance, research, therapy, and business. Our faculty are acclaimed and active scholars, performers, directors, and music business entrepreneurs and executives, and their extensive professional connections create abundant networking possibilities for our students.

"Further, these faculty open up opportunities for our students to complete internships with leading music industry companies in New York City, the world's heartbeat of the performing arts professions. In addition, at any given time, our current students have roles on Broadway and most Broadway musicals cast NYU alumni. Our Jazz Big Band is the only college jazz band to be regularly invited to perform in and "sell out" at the legendary Greenwich Village Blue Note as well as midtown's Birdland, and many of our other student ensembles perform at esteemed jazz venues such as the Village Vanguard."

Wesbrooks breaks it all down in these videos.




The Vocal Performance program boasts a successful rooster of alumni including Ruthie Ann Miles, a Tony Award winner for The King and I,  Elena Shaddow from The Visit and The Bridges of Madison County, Nic Rouleau from The Book of Mormon, Jay Armstrong Johnson from On the Town, Allison Semmes from the national tour of Motown: The Musical Kelvin Moon Loh from The King and I.  Nicole Haslett, a 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Finalist, Bronson Norris Murphy from The Phantom of the Opera, Caitlyn Caughell from Newsies, Brian Welnicki from the national tour of Peter and the Starcatcher, Cameron Mitchell Bell from the international tour of Beauty and the Beast, Katherine Heaton from The Phantom of the Opera, Jeremy Morse from ART's Waitress,  Will Roland from Dear Evan Hansen, tenor Scott Mello and soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper.

To learn more about the New York University programs within the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development please visit www.playbilledu.com, which is also the best tool on the web for researching, choosing and applying to more than 2,000 theatre, music and dance programs across North America.

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