Related Field in Vocal Pedagogy

All graduate students are required to do a related field of study. There are many options in the College of Music including Vocal Pedagogy. Vocal Pedagogy is a very strong program at UNT under the leadership of a world-recognized authority.

For the MM degree
A  minimum of 9 hours:
MUAG 5600 – Advanced Science and Pedagogy of Singing
MUAG 5610 – Comparative Pedagogy of Singing

One additional course from:
MUAG 5450 – Introduction to Music and Medicine
MUAG 5900 – Special Problems
SPHS 5810 – Voice Disorders

Vocal Pedagogy

DMA students who specialize in voice must demonstrate proficiency in voice pedagogy by passing the graduate entrance exams administered during new student orientation, or by taking MUAG 5300 (Science and Pedagogy of the Singing Voice).

Registration Information

All sections of Voice and Vocal Coaching require permission of the Division of Vocal Studies. Students who are eligible to enroll will be given the four or five digit “Class Number” for the appropriate course and section. These numbers should only be distributed by individual voice teachers, advisors, the Division Administrative Assistant, or the Division Chair. Students who register without permission will be dropped from Voice.

Employment and Musical Participation

It is expected that voice students will seek appropriate outside employment singing and teaching voice once they are properly prepared to do so. Students are encouraged to get the approval of their teachers BEFORE accepting such employment. Students should consult with their teachers before accepting any public appearance, whether paid or not, or participating in any musical organization, either on or off-campus. The caution expressed in this position stems from the concern that a student may become overcomitted and hinder thier academic and performance progress in doing so.

Changing Voice Teachers

Changing Teacher/Major Professor (College of Music Faculty Handbook, 8.16)

The College of Music recognizes the individual rights of all students to act independently in the pursuit of knowledge and to seek varying points of view. Students have the right to change teachers for the types of study listed above, but should follow the recommended procedure:

Final Comprehensive Examination Guidelines - Doctor of Musical Arts - Voice Performance

All DMA students are advised to read and consult the College of Music DMA handbook throughout the course of their program. The student has sole responsibility for understanding and abiding by policy and procedures contained therein:

https://music.unt.edu/graduate/dma-handbook-2015-16

Students completing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance must pass written and oral comprehensive examinations.

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