MM Vocal Pedagogy Program availability subject to a minimum cohort of 10 students.
Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy
Holy Names University offers the most comprehensive, colleague-based MM vocal pedagogy training on the West Coast, beginning with two classes of physiology and pedagogy (Vocal Pedagogy and Advanced Vocal Pedagogy). This is followed with two semesters of practicum, where you will teach a student under the guidance of master teachers (whose teaching experience includes all age and skill levels) and exchange feedback with your cohort of fellow teachers.
Students participate in a Vocal Forum (coaching class) and have frequent opportunities to perform on campus in recitals, concerts, Opera Workshop and ensembles. There are also myriad professional and volunteer performance opportunities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Successful completion of this degree will qualify you to teach vocal technique, repertoire and related topics in a class, studio or academic setting. Graduates of our program are pursuing successful careers in all areas of the vocal arts from coast to coast.
The 12-unit Vocal Pedagogy Certificate is a post-baccalaureate certificate that can be completed in one academic year. It is designed for new or experienced voice teachers to sharpen their knowledge and skills in teaching singers of all ages and experience levels. Students enroll in two semesters of physiology/pedagogy, practicum (with evaluation from your cohort and a master teacher) and voice lessons. There is also the option to add other music courses, including musicianship training from HNU’s world-famous Kodály program, ensembles, history and literature classes. Coursework completed before the certificate is awarded can be applied to HNU’s Masters in Vocal Pedagogy degree.