Do you love to sing? Would you like to earn a vocal degree that trains you to teach students while also providing the skills you need to be a performer or conductor? The University of Central Missouri’s Vocal Bachelor of Music Education program offers a well-rounded curriculum that prepares you to work in classrooms, on stage and in recording studios.
A vocal degree for the future
Learn how to be an engaging and effective vocal teacher who will have a lasting impact on music students. This versatile singing degree from UCM gives you the tools you’ll need to handle the changing conditions and trends affecting schools.
You’ll be paired with a UCM faculty mentor to tailor this singing degree program in a way that addresses your personal career goals. UCM’s small classes and many opportunities to learn from and perform for professional musicians and educators — including guest artists and clinicians from across the country — give you access to exciting real-world settings.
Professional recognition by NAfME
Near Kansas City cultural highlights
Individual sessions with faculty mentors
High-quality performance recordings
NASM accreditation since 1947
UCM chapters of choral associations
Most classes in UCM’s Bachelor of Music Education - Vocal degree program are small, ensuring that you get individualized attention for personal growth. You’ll gain competency as a vocal teacher while studying foundational topics such as how the voice works and addressing personalized student needs. You’ll also have many opportunities to hone your performance skills by joining UCM’s choirs, ensembles and musical theatre productions.
Some of the classes you may take include:
At the University of Central Missouri, you’ll have many real-world opportunities, both as a vocalist and an educator, to prepare you to achieve your goals:
Each year, the teaching profession lists many more jobs than graduates are able to fill, so your prospects for securing a teaching position are strong. Superintendents and principals from regional schools view UCM Vocal BME graduates as excellent candidates because of our quality programming and strong historical performance.
Many of our alumni teach K–12 music in Greater Kansas City and St. Louis school districts, as well as throughout the United States. With your singing degree, you could also continue your music studies at UCM or another music university.
A vocal degree from UCM also prepares you to work as a professional musician beyond the classroom. Your coursework and training will connect you to conductors, composers, vocal pedagogues and musicians from around the globe who can guide you to many opportunities for careers in music.
UCM vocal degree graduates
Use the interactive tool below to explore your career options and salary potential when you graduate with a Vocal Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Central Missouri.
The University of Central Missouri offers many resources to help you finance your undergraduate education and keep your college costs and student debt low.
Beyond the awards and scholarships available through UCM, scholarships are available specifically for Music Education majors in the Vocal degree program, including:
Learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.