What education do you need to be a singer?
If you want to persue a career in classical voice or opera, you should consider a vocal performance degree. Most opera stars get both their undergrad and graduate degrees in vocal performance, then go on to audition around the globe at the world's finest opera houses. If you live in America, great schools in vocal performance include Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory,University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music), Indiana University at Bloomington, San Fransico Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, amongst many more!
in order to be a rcok singer, you don't need an education. But, what you do need is to love the music. You want to be able to relate to the music. You also need to know how to sing, that's a given. If you can do all these things, then you are set. Make sure you know that this is what you want to do, so you don't have a job you'll hate.
Some people will say "none", but truth is - statistically, every person in society needs some sort of education - and anyway, even the dumbest of the dumbest, such as Paris Hilton, know English - and you need education for that ;) FOcus on school, and make sure that's first priority - because the statistical chance of becoming a pop singer is low! English, poetry, instrument, voice, all kinds of things. But yes, focus on…
No, you don't because singing comes from the heart, not education so don't let anyone tell you that you need an education to sing, especially when it is opera. You will need a good vocal teacher and couch though to teach you how to use your instrument properly. Also, there any many muscles like: diaphragm, back, posture too. This takes an expert to show you how to accomplish this.
As shown by idiots such as Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan (who had a brief singing stint), and many others, you don't NEED that much education. As a matter of fact, you don't even really need talent, just connections with the right people at the right times. However, more education is always better, and the more you have, the more respected you'll be.