There is no one path to becoming a singer. However, performers of classical music and opera have at least a bachelor’s degree in music theory or a performance-based degree. In addition those who want to work in Broadway must also have some formal education such as a degree or attend a music program. To be accepted into a music or degree program you often are required to submit a recording of your abilities, audition in person, or do both. Singers perform a variety of music for recordings and live audiences.