Valley City State University offers certificate programs for students who wish to increase their learning in music and earn a credential to demonstrate their accomplishment, but do not want to commit to a full degree program. These programs include certificates in Piano Pedagogy and Composition.
The Piano Pedagogy certificate program prepares students to be better teachers in their private piano studios. It also is designed to assist students in preparing for MTNA certification. It is recommended that students have at least one year of teaching before beginning the certificate. Courses in this 12-credit program include:
The Composition certificate program gives budding composers the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need to start a career as a composer. It is recommended that students be proficient on a musical instrument, especially a harmonizing instrument (piano or guitar) before enrolling in this program. For more information, please contact Dr. Nicholaus Meyers, firstname.lastname@example.org. This 15-credit program includes the following courses:
For additional information, please contact:
Jessica Shuler, Online Music Coordinator