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The Certificate in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy

Application Requirements:

1. A minimum of two years at a music department, school of music, or conservatory with a music major/voice emphasis, and a minimum GPA of 2.5;
2. A taped audition;
3. Application letter and resume;
4. A minimum of three letters of reference from voice/music faculty or private instructors;
5. Basic piano skills (minimum of three years of study);
6. Internet or direct phone interview with CSU, Chico voice faculty;
7. International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 400.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 23 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

6 courses required:

MUS    132A    Vocal Diction and Literature    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUS    132B    Vocal Diction and Literature    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUS    192    Maj Mus Fig in West Civilization    3.0    FS *

MUS    212    Senior Recital    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 111; faculty permission.

MUS    231    Vocal Pedagogy    3.0    FS

MUS    285C    Sem in Mus Hist & Lit: Vocal    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

2 units selected from:

MUS    111E    Studio Instruction: Voice    1.0    FS

This course may be taken more than once for credit.

2 units selected from:

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

These courses may be repeated more than once for credit.

2 units selected from:

MUS    111    Studio Instruction Appl Music    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

MUS    164    Middle/Jr High Voc Ensemble Tech    2.0    S1

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUS 001D, MUS 151, MUS 152, and MUS 140.

MUS    228A    Vocal Accompanying Repertoire    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.