Syracuse University

Suos cultores scientia coronat

Knowledge crowns those who seek her

Mascot - Otto the Orange


Originally, the college was known as Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, which was founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. They felt the school was too small, so they decided to relocate. Debate arose between where the university would be located, and an independent university was made in Syracuse.

The school employs 955 full time faculty, with 90% with the highest degree in their field. The average class size is 24. There are about 12,700 students at the university, with 7% of them from out of the country. There is a gender ratio of 44% to 56%.

There are no score requirements, but the average SAT score is 1070 - 1250, and the average ACT composite score is 26. The average high school GPA is a 3.6.

The cost per year is about $50,000, with $13,250 of it being room and board alone.

Student Life

The University requires every freshman and sophomore to live on campus.

Nearly 50% of students at the University study abroad.


Tuition - $41,794

Housing and Meals - $14,880

Books and Supplies - $1,412

Transportation - $642

Personal Expenses - $990

Miscellaneous Fees - $1,524

Health Insurance - $1,890

TOTAL: $63,132


Nearly all students are in the top half of their class ranks. 37% of incoming freshmen are top ten percent.

66% of incoming freshmen have GPAs of 3.5+.

There isn't a required SAT or ACT score at Syracuse.

The average SAT scores follow:

Critical Reading: 520-620

Math: 550-660

Writing: 530-630

The average ACT composite score is 24-29.

Syracuse Fight Song

Degree Plan: Music Performance, Vocal

University Core Classes:

1. Communication (six hours from the following)

______COMM 1611

______RWS 1301,1302, 1601

2. American History (all required)

______HIST 1301, 1302

3. Language, Philosophy & Culture (One course needed)

______ENGL 2311, 2312, 2313, 2314, 2318

______FREN 2322

______PHIL 1301, 2306

______RS 1301

______SPAN 2340

______WS 2300, 2350

4. Mathematics (One course required)

______MATH 1319, 1320, 1411, 1508, 2301, 2326

______STAT 1380, 2480

5. Life and Physical Sciences (six hours from the following)

______ASTR 1107, 1307, 1308

______BIOL 1103, 1104, 1107, 1108, 1203, 1304, 1305, 1306, 2111, 2113, 2311, 2313

______CHEM 1105, 1106, 1305, 1306, 1407, 1408

______ESCI 1101, 1102, 1301

______GEOG 1106, 1306

______GEOL 1103, 1104, 1111, 1112, 1211, 1212, 1230, 1231, 1313, 1314

______HSCI 2302, 2303

______MICR 2330

______PHYS 1403, 1404, 2420, 2421

6. Political Science (all required)

______POLS 2310, 2311

7. Social and Behavioral Sciences (One course required)

______ANTH 1301, 1302, 1310, 2320

______CE 2326

______ANTH 1301, 1302, 1310, 2320

______ECON 2303, 2304

______EDPC 1301

______EDU 1342

______ENGL 2320

______GEOG 1310

______LING 2320, 2340

______PSYC 1301

______SOCI 1301, 1310

8. Creative Arts (One course required)

______ART 1300

______ARTH 1305, 1306

______DANC 1304

______FILM 1390

______MUSL 1321, 1324, 1327

______THEA 1313

9. Component Area Option (Two courses required)

______BUSN 1301

______COMM 1301, 1302

______CS 1310, 1320

______SCI 1301

______UNIV 1301

Vocal Emphasis

MUSA 1091 - Student Recital Lab (7 semesters)

MUSA 1195 - Individual Instruction: Voice (4 semesters)

MUSA 3391 -  Individual Instruction: Voice (4 semesters)

MUSA 2253 - Opera Workshop

MUSA 2254 - Musical Theatre Workshop

MUSA 2263 - Diction I

MUSA 2264 - Diction II

MUSA 3253 - Opera Workshop

MUSA 3254 - Musical Theatre Workshop

MUSA 3337 - Choral Conducting I

MUSA 4293 - Pedagogy of Voice

MUSA 4294 - Song Literature

MUSL 3321 - Music History Survey I

MUSL 3322 - Music History Survey II

MUST 1111 -  Aural Skills I

MUST 1112 - Aural Skills II

MUST 1313 - Music Theory I

MUST 1314 - Music Theory II

MUST 2111 - Aural Skills III

MUST 2112 - Aural Skills IV

MUST 2313 - Music Theory III

MUST 2314 - Music Theory IV

MUST 3215 - Music Theory V

(Eight semesters of a combination of the following:)

MUSA 1151 - University Chorus

MUSA 1250 - University Chorale

MUSA 3151 - University Chorus

MUSA 3250 - University Chorale


MUSA 2272 - Piano Class IV

(Five additional hours from any of the following:)

MUST 1215 -

MUSA 2275, 2276, 2267, 2268, 2277, 2278, 2279 (in a secondary instrument) - Secondary Instruction

MUSE 4215 - Choral Music Literature

MUSA 1185, 1285 (in a secondary instrument) - Individual Instruction

MUSA 1280, 2280 - Guitar Class

MUSA 2217 - Improvisation

Any additional foreign language

DANC or THEA at any level

Career Description

Opera Singers are singers who perform (obviously) operas, which are dramatic works with music solely used for storytelling and dialogue. The singer in this field must be able to act, dance, and sing all at the same time.

The field is very competitive, and requires a great amount of background to get into, as even most with formal training start with small roles in productions.

On average, the typical singer makes $40,000 a year, and anywhere from $450 to $1,000+ per performance.

Job Requirements

  • Fluency in German, Italian, and French
  • A master's degree in music
  • Dance and Theatre background
  • A large vocal performance background

College Ad

Cover Letter

Johann Allegri

Metropolitan Opera Company

1 Forte Dr.

May 19, 2015

Good morning Johann,

I am currently applying for an onstage position for at the Met Opera. I am a lyric baritone who is an experienced performer.

As of now, I am currently studying Vocal Music Performance at Syracuse University. Recently, I had to go through the Texas Solo and Ensemble competition, where I had to learn an operatic solo, and perform said solo in front of a judge. Through the experience of the competition, I learned how to perform and rehearse by myself, and how to continually improve without the help of a professor by my side. I also conquered my slight stage fright, which help me perform better. At the competition, I earned a first division, which is the top score attainable. This rating allowed me to venture to the state level of the competition, where the people are more harshly rated. Through all the hardship of going through all of that, I feel I have improved immensely as a musician.

I know that even for a simple ensemble role it takes a lot of practice and determination. I know I am best suited for this position in order to make my career as a musician blossom. I am extremely elated knowing of all of the possibilities and learning opportunities this position has to offer. I am requesting an interview with you so I can show my abilities and learn more about your company.

Best Regards,

Pablo Perel

1399 Mancando Dr.

(915)234-6780 (home)

(915)823-7046 (cellular)


Pablo Isaac Perel

1399 Mancando Dr.

El Paso, TX 79938

Phone: (915)234-6780



Obtain a on stage role with the Metropolitan Opera Company that helps me grow as a musician and continue my passion to sing.


Bachelor’s Degree of Music Performance (Vocal) from Syracuse University (May 2022)

Dean’s List 2018-2022


Choir Teacher (August 2022 –May 2030)

Ponticello High School (2390 Tacet Drive)

  • Made lesson plans with Fine Arts department to make lessons based on Texas’ required curriculum
  • Prepared students for competitions by instilling correct singing technique and posture
  • Encouraged students to break out of being shy and singing to their classmates
  • Taught foreign languages to students through songs
  • Introduced students into different genres of music throughout time.


  • Proficient singing ability
  • Strong acting skills
  • Able to sing in different languages
  • Great communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word


  1. Richter Goldberg


            Ponticello High School



Persuasive Essay

Every year, nearly 30 million college students enroll in an advanced education school, whether it be a community college or university. Out of all of those college students, nearly 44 percent of them drop out. Each day, thousands of students learn that they cannot complete their advanced education, whether it be from financial need, too much difficulty, or even just lack of motivation. Unlike those students, I feel I would complete the courses in a timely manner since I care deeply about my education and I am a top notch student.

Ever since kindergarten, I learned just how essential school is. While the other kids may have sat around, wanting to go home, I realized that through school, many possibilities could open up. For example, my uncle decided to get a job immediately after high school rather than going to college. While at the beginning it may have been okay, he saw that he was essentially stuck. Without a degree, he knew there were many jobs we was locked out of, which were most of the high paying jobs. No matter where he went, it seemed that college was the only way to go up. He got a degree from his community college, and increased his earnings by $10,000 a year. After seeing this, I was enlightened on how a quality education not only opens up doors, but improves on the skills you already have.

In addition, I am a student who is always on the top. Since elementary, my parents always pushed me to receive high marks on everything I do. For me, a grade like a 92 would basically be failing for me, as I always needed at least a 95 in all classes. For instance, most colleges require students have at least a B, or a 3.0 in high school. This to make sure that students in college are those who are dedicated and going to complete it. In spite of this, nearly half of all students drop out, and it is usually the one who barely got into the college. However, for me, I would stay and complete the program because I know that courses will be very rigorous at the university.

Overall, I feel that I am qualified in terms of my grades and skills to go onto college and further my skills. I know that college is very expensive and beneful, so I would not take it for granted. Rather, I would exceed standards and jumpstart my career through it. I know this because I am convinced that education is important, which is why I strive to do my best.

Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with no bias or prejudice that I give my full recommendation to Pablo Isaac Perel. Pablo is an outstanding student who can accomplish any task given to him with the Metropolitan Opera Company. Pablo is a fine student who is an involved student, overachiever, and is hard working. He always maintains a confident persona and appears as a monumental student.

One of Mr. Perel’s greatest attribute is being able to work under any stress or obstacle. I have seen his ability to work and finish any type of assignment thrown at him no matter the quantity of assignments. Mr. Perel always ensures his work has no mistakes and is always on time. Additionally, the quality of Pablo’s work is always exceptional and on-point.

Naturally, Mr. Perel is a natural leader. His efficiency will always outstand in any company.

Pablo is an outstanding thinker, student, worker, and musician. Anywhere he goes, he leaves an

imprint of himself and his work. Pablo is multi-talented and has many more attributes than the ones stated. To discuss Pablo further, contact me at or call me at (915) 735-0543

Best Regards,

Hector Muniz


El Dorado 9th Grade Academy

El Paso Texas,79936

Tel: (915) 735-0543