Designed for secondary choral or instrumental ensemble directors wishing to refine their ensemble pedagogy and conducting, the Certificate in Pedagogy and Conducting is a 12-hour post-baccalaureate program that can be completed in three summers of study on the UTC campus. The Certificate in Pedagogy and Conducting may be attractive to students who are interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate study but aren’t yet ready or able to commit to the 31-hour Master’s degree. The credits earned toward this Certificate can later be applied toward a Master’s degree, should the student later choose to pursue the degree.
The program includes nine hours of the repeatable Advanced Choral Pedagogy and Conducting or Advanced Instrumental Pedagogy and Conducting, which provide the opportunity to study with different nationally recognized guest clinicians each summer in a two-week summer institute, plus three hours of electives in either music theory, music history, or music education.
In addition to the requirements for admission to the UTC Graduate School, a student wishing to obtain the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Pedagogy and Conducting should have a Bachelor’s degree in Music, any concentration. The student must write a letter of application stating the applicant’s goals for graduate study in Music Education.