Kathryn Green, Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 238; (540) 665-4556; [email protected]
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Pedagogy – Voice curriculum concentrates on preparing students for careers in higher education, as teachers and researchers. Students will gain knowledge through an interdisciplinary approach in the areas of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, technology, psychology and applied voice. Both classical and nonclassical approaches are addressed. Competencies include a broad knowledge of vocal literature, music theory and music history.
Students completing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Pedagogy – Voice degree will be able to:
- apply vocal teaching techniques appropriate for higher education;
- exhibit advanced knowledge of the structure and function of the vocal mechanism as it is used for singing;
- recognize vocal problems and disorders and determine the proper course of action with a medical professional;
- conduct pedagogical research in relation to voice science;
- integrate knowledge of kinesiology, psychology and voice therapy within applied vocal teaching;
- demonstrate professional skills and knowledge gained through voice research internships in professional clinical settings;
- utilize knowledge of technological programs and related resources; and
- implement advanced knowledge of music theory, applied repertoire, vocal literature and music history.
A minimum of 60 credits is required in the DMA Pedagogy program. Shenandoah Conservatory will accept twelve graduate credits beyond the master’s degree when earned at an accredited university or institution. All transfer credit beyond the master’s degree must fulfill curricular requirements in the DMA Pedagogy degree. Deficiencies will be identified through a thorough academic transcript review. Successful fulfillment of deficiencies and required remediation are a condition of degree completion.
All specific requirements, in terms of courses and credits in each of the degree categories, at the doctoral level must be fulfilled regardless of the credits presented in the master’s degree. An overall grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) is required for graduation.