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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice with Teacher Certification (Curriculum B)

Voice majors interested in teacher certification (Curriculum B) may apply for this highly selective curriculum, and representatives of both the Voice and Music Education departments will determine admissibility. The Bachelor of Music in Performance with Teacher Certification will normally take five years to complete.


  • Core Curriculum
  • Eight terms of private voice instruction and presentation of a recital
  • Participation in an ensemble each term in residence
  • Demonstrated piano proficiency equivalent to four years of study (this requirement can be completed through proficiency examination)
  • Two semesters of opera workshop and one of opera chorus (prerequisite for participation in opera production) to be taken during sophomore and junior years
  • One year of conducting
  • One course in vocal literature
  • A minimum of six hours of Music electives to be chosen in consultation with departmental advisor
  • A minimum of ten to thirteen Music Education credit hours and nine School of Education credit hours
  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program
  • Completion of all applications, courses, student teaching, and audits necessary for the K-12 Michigan Teacher’s Certificate
  • Electives to complete a total of 156-160 credit hours

Minimum Repertory Requirements for Graduation

  • Six early Italian songs; four early English songs
  • Ten songs or arias of Bach, Haydn, and Mozart; fourteen German songs (including representation of Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, and Wolf)
  • Six French songs
  • Ten American songs
  • Ten miscellaneous songs or arias

At least 25 of these must be completed to qualify for junior standing.

Please Note: Participation by voice students in School of Music, Theatre & Dance performance organizations and courses shall be subject to the approval of their voice instructors. Individual solo assignments within these activities shall be subject to the specific approval of the voice instructors. Participation in extracurricular vocal activities requires consultation with the voice instructors.

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