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Certificate in Choral Studies
John Prescott, Graduate Director
Ellis Hall, Room 308
MSU's Title IV Federal Financial Aid, for this certificate, is pending final approval of application to Department of Education. Check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.
A non-degree-granting certificate designed to provide students aspiring toward professional career in choral music. Possible aspects of this career could include choral conducting, choral arranging and editing, ensemble singing, professional choir management, performance travel, and music publishing.
This certificate is available through audition to all persons with an undergraduate degree in music in which they earned a GPA of at least 2.75. English language proficiency as determined by International Services, or successful completion of the ELI is required.
Students who wish to pursue a certificate after earning a Master of Music degree must do so with no overlap of course content.
Students who complete some or all of the certificate with a grade of B- or better in each course may be admitted to the Master of Music program after going through the full application process. The certificate credits taken will count toward the requirements for the MM degree.
Course requirements - 15 hours total
Required courses - 5 hours
|Course(s)||Area of Study||Credit Hours|
|MUS 661, 663, 761, 762, 763, 768||Choral Ensembles||2 hrs|
|MUS 748||Choral Literature||3 hrs|
Elective courses - 10 hours
Select from the following. Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the program coordinator. No more than four (4) of the elective hours may be ensembles.
|Course(s)||Area of Study|
|MUS 671||Choral Conducting Seminar|
|MUS 618, 626, 727, 728||Choral Arranging/Theory|
|MUS 653, 753||Applied Voice|
|MUS 629||Commercial Music|
|MUS 630||Vocal Pedagogy|
|MUS 683, 684, 685, 686, 687||Graduate Music History|
|MUS 748||Choral Literature|
|MUS 689||Special Topics in Music|
|MUS 661, 663, 768||Choral Ensembles|
Students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 for completion of the certificate.