Graduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy is designed to provide the advanced student with a concentrated program focusing on the methodology and practice of teaching voice.  The curriculum consists of 17 hours of graduate level work that can be completed in two semesters over one academic year.  The course of study includes private lessons, masterclasses, internships teaching in one-on-one and/or group situations, and a graduate pedagogy sequence culminating in a directed project.

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor's degree in music from an accredited university or conservatory
  2. Online application to Graduate Admissions, accompanied by the application fee in effect
  3. GPA required for entry into a master's degree program
  4. Official transcripts
  5. Formal audition for acceptance as a post-baccalaureate student
  6. Placement tests in music theory, ear training, and piano. Any deficiencies revealed in the placement tests may be remedied through coursework at UNC Charlotte or any other accredited institution.
  7. A diagnostic vocal pedagogy exam will be administered prior to placement into the program.

Program Requirements

Students must take all of the courses below to complete the Graduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. All courses must be taken at UNC Charlotte and must be completed within four years.  For course descriptions, please visit University Catalogs.

  • MUSC 5137 - Graduate Vocal Pedagogy I (3)
  • MUSC 5153 - Graduate Vocal Pedagogy II (3)
  • MUSC 6453 - Voice Teaching Internship (2) (two semesters)
  • MUPF 6253 - Applied Music: Voice (2) (two semesters)
  • MUPF 6253L - Voice Masterclass (0) (two semesters)
  • MUSC 6600 - Concluding Seminar (3)