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Certificate Programs in Music

Individuals looking to earn a credential that may benefit their career, help them start a new career or act as a stepping stone for a bachelor’s or master’s degree can earn a certificate. It typically takes less time and expense to earn a professional certificate, making this option ideal for students looking for a fast-track credential that focuses on practical experience.

What is a certificate in music? It is a professional recognition of a student’s ability to play an instrument or sing well. Students study under the guidance of experienced musicians to improve their playing or singing ability both alone and in a group. Courses might include music theory classes where students learn how to read and interpret music, composition classes that give students the opportunity to write their own songs, and improvisation classes that sharpen their ability to play on-the-spot without the assistance of sheet music.

A certificate in music provides students with a keen appreciation of the art form that will nourish them creatively throughout their lives, whether they are performing in a recital or at home. The discipline skills necessary to master an instrument will benefit them in whatever career path they choose to take by instilling in them the importance of hard work and a scheduled routine.

Individuals can choose to study music at a local community college or university as well as online and abroad. The cost of a certificate varies depending on a student’s goals.

After completion of a program, students usually find employment as resident musicians in clubs and recital halls. Others start to record in recording studios with the hope of selling their music. The industry is competitive; continuing to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree can broaden career options and salaries. Many utilize their credential indirectly by starting a career in teaching or clerical and administration work.

Start exploring your options for a certificate in music. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Unity College Australia

The CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry course, delivered in the context of the Creative Ministries Program, is designed to give people opportunity to develop skil ... [+]

Course Outline AIMS

The CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry course, delivered in the context of the Creative Ministries Program, is designed to give people opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for the purpose of Christian music ministry. Students who complete the program will gain a CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry as well as selected units from the Certificate III or IV in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification.

The program will train individuals in musical skills along with strengthening their ability to implement these in association with their Christian faith. This program is normally delivered with a contemporary music focus but will provide a foundation for further musical study in a range of music genres.... [-]

Australia Queanbeyan
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 semester
Campus
Accademia Europea di Firenze – Scuola internazionale di Arti e Cultura Italiana

The Voice & Opera Certificate Program integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. ... [+]

The Voice & Opera Certificate Program integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. Students will work together with internationally renowned teachers and artists. We are committed to the traditions of classically-based vocal training, while at the same time creating an environment that allows a student to explore the wide-range of music theatre and lyric repertoire that is expected of today's professional singers. In addition to work in classrooms and studios, the program offers performance opportunities in productions under the guidance of professional directors, choreographers, conductors, musical directors, and designers. During your study, you are required to perform in a minimum of three productions. You must perform at least one major (leading) role in an opera performance. Applicants do not go through a traditional audition process. We ask that you submit recorded materials that will be reviewed by the faculty. Once that review has been completed, we will contact those candidates from whom we require further information. ... [-]

Italy Florence
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Full-time
Campus
SAE Institute New Zealand

The SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation an ... [+]

The SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation and personal creativity. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to create the music they love and gain a strong foundation for future learning.

Who should take this programme? Musicians wishing to experiment with electronic sound or work more efficiently with their equipment Music teachers who have electronic music as part of their course Individuals with production experience wishing to add an edge to their techniques Anyone with a passion for electronic music or wishing to pursue further education in this field YOU WILL LEARN ... [-]
New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Part-time
6 months
Campus
Los Angeles College of Music - Online

Created by world-renowned guitarist Jody Fisher, these four courses will take your musicianship to a new level! Taking these four classes to earn the certificate will hel ... [+]

Online Guitar Courses & Certificates: Solo Jazz Guitar A study from anywhere in the world with LACM Online courses!

Created by world-renowned guitarist Jody Fisher, these four courses will take your musicianship to a new level! Taking these four classes to earn the certificate will help optimize your learning experience due to the weekly video exchange with your instructor and will demonstrate your success with solo jazz guitar.

Required Courses: Building A Chord Vocabulary with Jody Fisher

Course Description This class addresses the needs of the student who has been playing for a while and wants to greatly expand their chord vocabulary. The class begins with the basics of harmony as applied to the guitar, such as quickly knowing all the notes on the fingerboard, major scale theory, and extensive trial work. After this information is absorbed, the topics expand to comping ideas along with formulas and fingerings for diatonic chords from major and minor 6th chords to major, minor and dominant 13th chords. Numerous examples are shown – some common, some unusual – with additional commentary about dealing with and changing physically challenging fingerings. Later in the class, other chord systems are discussed, such as building chords from triads, string transference, using common chord progressions to help upgrade your chord vocabulary. In addition to the video instruction and printed material, there are pre-recorded play-along tracks to provide a realistic playing and learning experience. Course Objectives... [-]

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September 2020
40 weeks
Online
Jul academy

This one-year practical and vocational course is suitable for anyone wishing to become involved in a range of commercial music applications, including songwriting, record ... [+]

This one-year practical and vocational course is suitable for anyone wishing to become involved in a range of commercial music applications, including songwriting, recording and composing for film and television, and is all about learning to utilize the production environment in a creative way.

The course will help you develop your musical production style, improve your technique, get yourself noticed by connecting with the music industry, and steadily build your confidence towards that of a professional musician. All in all, it’s a brilliant introduction to the world of music production and the modern music industry that surrounds it.

At Jul Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a creative environment where you’ll develop strong connections with fellow aspiring musicians, and will be guided by your tutors and prominent music industry professionals to help steer you towards your future career or study goals.... [-]

Italy Rende
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus