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 Music in Vocal Performance or a Bachelor of Music in Music Education are encouraged to pursue the certificate.

Degree Requirements

Main Coursework
MUSC 121 English and Italian Diction 1 credit hours
MUSC 122 French and German Diction 1 credit hours
MUED 321 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy 2 credit hours
MUED 325 Adv. Vocal Pedagogy 2 credit hours
MUED 425 Pedagogy Practicum 2 credit hours
Applied Study
MUSC 151   2 credit hours
MUSC 251   2 credit hours
MUSC 351   2 credit hours
6 credit hours    
Additional requirements
  • Completion of additional 20 hours of teaching in the Marietta College Community Music School following the complete of MUED 425
  • Completion of an application and audition
  • 6 elective hours, in areas of interest, that are NOT included in the degree program
  • 1 Semester of teaching in the Community Music Program--20 hours
  • Completion of a BM in Vocal Performance or BM in Music Education


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