Bachelor of Arts in Music: Vocal Pedagogy and Pre-Professional Choral Conducting Emphasis
The Vocal Pedagogy and Pre-Professional Choral Conducting Emphasis is a cutting edge program that prepares students to teach voice and gives them a foundation in choral conducting. This Bachelor of Arts in Music emphasizes the Christian worldview and the importance of glorifying God through vocal abilities.
Graduates are prepared to conduct choral groups in schools, churches, and communities or attend further study at graduate choral conducting programs, graduate music education programs, or graduate vocal pedagogy programs.
Music scholarships are available.
A Program that is "Cutting Edge," Founded on the Latest Findings in the Field of Vocal Science.
- The Field of Vocal Science Offers Great Insights into Making of Solo and Choral Music. Neglect of Research Produces Inferior Musicians!
A Determined Commitment to Foundational Musicianship Skills
- We Are Not Interested in Merely in Producing Musicians Who Can Be Certified for Vocal Music Education. We Want to Produce Musicians that are Truly Qualified for Vocal Music Education.
A Unique Emphasis on a Precise Application of Sound Vocal Pedagogy.
- Every Choral Virtue - Intonation, Articulation, Phrasing, Sonority - Is Inextricably Linked to the Quality of Production of Each Individual Voice Within a Choral Ensemble. The Whole is the Sum of Its Parts!
A Unique Commitment to Student Performance Opportunities
- Belhaven University Gives Conducting Students Who Demonstrate the Essential Competencies, Podium Opportunities in College Choral Performances.
A Commitment to the Systematic Development of Precise Yet Expressive Baton Technique.
- Less is More. Conducting Gesture Should Not Respond to the Music's Expressiveness, It Should Elicit the Music's Expressiveness.
Distinctive Course Offerings
- Music Theory I
- Music Theory II
- Musicianship I
- Musicianship II
- Music Theory III
- Music Theory IV
- Musicianship III
- Musicianship IV
- Introduction to Compositional Process
- Seminar in Music Aesthetics
- Form and Analysis
- Conducting Basics
- Advanced Conducting Lab I/II
- History of Music I
- History of Music II
- Popular Music from the 1930s to the present: A Cultural Mirror
- Vocal Pedagogy
- Choral Methods
- Choral Literature and Interpretation
- Music Studio Class
- Private Music Lessons: see University Catalog for prescribed choices
- Music Ensembles
- Junior Recital
- Senior Vocal Pedagogy Project
- Pass piano proficiency juries (voice majors)
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For More Information
Contact the music administrative assistant firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-974-6494 or you can contact the Admission Office at email@example.com or 800-960-5940 (toll free) or 601-968-5940 (locally). Also, you can fill out our online form to request additional information.