Online Graduate Certificate: Vocal Pedagogy

Vocal Pedagogy

College of Music

Program Overview

The Certificate Program in Vocal Pedagogy is an add-on certificate available to graduate students already in a Masters of Music program at the University of Tennessee or as a standalone certificate for vocalists looking to further their pedagogical knowledge and skills.This program will provide graduate students with the coursework and practical experience necessary to build a career as a voice teacher.

Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700

Out-of-State $775

Testing Requirements


Admission Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

Acquire a Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy 

The College of Music offers a graduate certificate in Vocal Pedagogy to prepare vocal music professionals for a career as a voice teacher, whether in a private studio, academic institution, or larger private music program. This certificate focuses on practical pedagogical information and practices, as well as student led research and discussion. Courses include the study of vocal anatomy and function, historical vs. current issues in vocal pedagogy, and practical experience in voice teaching. Additionally, throughout the coursework, students will explore personal research topics and marketable outcomes.

Required Courses

  • MUPF 555: Voice
  • MUVC 565: Special Topics in Vocal Pedagogy
  • MUVC 550: Advanced Vocal Pedagogy I
  • MUVC 560: Advanced Vocal Pedagogy II
  • MUVC 575: Internship in Vocal Pedagogy I
  • MUVC 595: Vocal Music Projects

Featured Courses

MUVC 575 Internship in Vocal Pedagogy I

This is an opportunity for vocal pedagogy students to develop and improve their applied teaching skills through a shared practicum experience in a seminar setting. It includes supervised instruction.

MUVC 565 Special Topics in Vocal Pedagogy

The course explores niche-building, the role of individual research within the field of Vocal Pedagogy, and how to address unanswered questions.

MUVC 550 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy I

Study of vocal production, examination of different methods.

MUVC 560 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy II

Study of teaching materials, observation of studio teaching, analysis of vocal problems in selected students, and supervised teaching.

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