The Singing Health Specialist certificate includes courses in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Vocal Pedagogy, and Musicians' Wellness. 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 while also providing specialized training in an area of importance for both fields—vocal health and wellness.


Admission Requirements

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.

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 2010Science of Human Communication 13
SLHS 3116Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Speech3
SLHS 4512Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan3
MUSC 2608Wellness for Musicians 11
MUSC 4608Wellness for Musicians 21
MUEL 1184Voice Class1
or PMUS 1726 Voice
MUSC 3193Vocal Pedagogy and Literature for Young Voices2
Five observation hours of voice therapy or voice lesson work per semester (non-credit)