The Singing Health Specialist certificate encompasses study of Speech-Language Pathology and Vocal Pedagogy as well as Alexander Technique. The certificate can be completed by both music majors with a focus in vocal music and speech-language pathology majors. The certificate creates an interdisciplinary bridge between the two programs while also providing specialized training in an area of importance for both fields—vocal health and wellness.
Both music majors with a focus in vocal music (i.e., performance, education or choral conducting) and speech-language pathology majors are eligible to pursue the certificate.
Students will need to have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher to qualify at the time of application. Application of certificate declaration typically takes place at the start of the sophomore year but will be accepted in the second semester of the freshman year after a CU GPA has been established. Applications will be submitted to the Director of Vocal Pedagogy, John Seesholtz (John.Seesholtz@Colorado.edu).
Required Courses and Credits
The singing health specialist certificate is comprised of 14 credits of undergraduate coursework in music and speech, language and hearing sciences. It also includes voice therapy or singing voice lessons observations.
|SLHS 2010||Science of Human Communication 1||3|
|SLHS 3116||Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Speech||3|
|SLHS 4512||Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan||3|
|MUSC 2608||Wellness for Musicians 1||1|
|MUSC 4608||Wellness for Musicians 2||1|
|MUEL 1184||Voice Class||1|
|or PMUS 1726||Voice|
|MUSC 3193||Vocal Pedagogy and Literature for Young Voices||2|
|Five observation hours of voice therapy or voice lesson work per semester (non-credit)|
This course is a prerequisite for SLHS 3116.