Vocal Performance Certificate

Artists perform on stage

(Audition Required-Music Majors Only)

Performance Certificates may be awarded to music majors, in non-performance degrees: MED, MTY, MTC, MWP, MBEI, MUE, and MUS, who meet the achievement level and standards of a music performance major on a single instrument as offered by the following degree programs: MIP, MVP, MKP, MSJI, and MSJV. Any student wishing to declare a Performance Certificate must audition on an instrument or voice and be approved by the appropriate department. In addition to the Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses, the following requirements must be met in one of the following tracks: MIP, MVP, MKP, or MSJ. The Music Performance Certificate requires approval by designated departmental faculty. The appropriate performance level must be achieved as determined by the designated departmental faculty or the certificate will not have been earned, even if all courses have been successfully completed. The Music Performance Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all coursework and final approval of the designated departmental faculty.

* Students who will enroll in a required internship (i.e. student teaching) in their 8th semester may petition the department to perform the senior recital and satisfy the Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class degree requirements in their 7th semester.

Course List


Title Credit Hours

MVP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours) Level 3 Senior Recital with lesson

Ensembles as assigned (usually 2 per semester)1344 10
MCY 341 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods (you may substitute MCY 341 for MCY 141 in the EMC core) 3
MCY 342 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
MVP 250 Lyric Diction For Singers --English And Italian 2
MVP 252 Lyric Diction For Singers-German And French 2
MCY 522 Operatic Literature 3
or MCY 525 Art Song Literature
Total required credits 27