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Music Department Degrees

Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy

The Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy prepares each student to teach applied vocal lessons. Through the required practicum component, students begin teaching young singers in a supervised setting. This unique program provides a valuable and more focused opportunity for vocal students to prepare the skills necessary to begin a primary or supplemental career as a vocal instructor. Students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music or a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education are also encouraged to pursue the certificate.


Degree Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 121 English and Italian Diction 1 hour
MUSC 122 French and German Diction 1 hour
MUED 321 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy 2 hours
MUED 325 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy 2 hours
MUED 425 Pedagogy Practicum 2 hours


  • Applied Study

2 Hours—MUSC 151
2 Hours—MUSC 251
2 Hours—MUSC 351

It is strongly advised that applied study be taken over six consecutive semesters.

6 credit hours



  • Additional requirements

Completion of an application and audition

1 Semester of teaching in the Community Music Program
Completion of a BA in Music or BM in Music Education