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:

MUSC 292 Major Music Figures in Western Civilization 3.0 FS
MUSC 372 Seminar in Music History and Literature: Vocal 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 373 Vocal Diction and Literature I 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.
MUSC 374 Vocal Diction and Literature II 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.
MUSC 375 Vocal Pedagogy 3.0 FS
MUSC 416 Senior Recital 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 310, faculty permission.

2 units selected from:

MUSC 310F Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Voice 1.0 FS

This course may be taken more than once for credit.

2 units selected from:

MUSC 411 Large Ensembles 1.0 Inq
MUSC 413 Vocal Performance 1.0 Inq

These courses may be repeated more than once for credit.

2 units selected from:

MUSC 222 Fundamentals of Conducting 2.0 FA
MUSC 310F Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Voice 1.0 FS
MUSC 324 Middle and Junior High School Vocal Ensemble Techniques 2.0 S1
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 202, MUSC 220, MUSC 221, and MUSC 222.
MUSC 380 Vocal Accompanying Repertoire 1.0 FA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.