The choral music education certificate provides additional instruction to students majoring in the Music Education BM, Instrumental Music Specialization degree. The certificate program prepares students to teach choral music in public schools and assists them in gaining the K-12 Choral Music endorsement from the state of Washington. Coursework focuses on areas necessary to become a successful choral educator including individual vocal instruction, vocal pedagogy, choral music education methods, and choral large ensembles.
Students interested in this certificate should consult with the music advisor. This program may result in students taking more than four years to complete their degree. Students pursuing the Music Education BM Choral Specialization are not eligible to receive this certificate.
Students must audition and be admitted to the Choral Music Education Certificate by the music education and applied voice faculty. Students are eligible to audition after completing the following courses with a grade of C or higher:
Three quarters of MUS 164 Major Applied Area (Individual Instruction)
MUS 146 Theory 3
MUS 146A Aural Skills 3
MUS 154A Class Piano III
A minimum grade of C is required in each of the required courses to satisfy the Choral Music Education Certificate.