Texas Tech University

Overview of Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates at Texas Tech are credentialing courses of study of approximately 15 credit hours that students may pursue simultaneously with regular graduate degrees, or as stand-alone programs.

Graduate Certificate in Early Music Performance Practice

The 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Early Music Performance Practice provides graduate music majors with the option of tailoring their coursework and medium ensemble participation to focus on the research and performance of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. This resume-enhancing certificate is especially recommended for musicology, theory, choral, or vocal/instrumental students who wish to obtain the in-demand skills required of specialists in the dynamic area of early music scholarship and performance.

CONTACT: Angela Mariani Smith, 806.834.3912, angelamariani.smith@ttu.edu

Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy

This graduate certificate is designed for the professional piano teacher. The 13- to 17-hour curriculum, with flexible scheduling, provides enrichment and skill development both musically and pedagogically. It can also assist participants in qualifying as Nationally Certified Teachers of Music through Music Teachers National Association.

CONTACT: Dr. Carla Davis Cash, 806.834.3924, carla.d.cash@ttu.edu

Graduate Certificate in Opera Studies

This two-semester certificate is designed to better equip pre-professional artists through performance-based education.  Artists will be involved in the processes of preparing operatic roles and works through combined academic and practical rigors. 

Woodwind Specialist Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Arts

Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Piano

The 15-hour Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Piano is designed for students who wish to expand their practical skills in sought-after and competitive field of collaborative and chamber music performance. It is intended as either an add-on to another graduate degree, or an alternative to master's and doctoral degrees for students who show the potential and motivation to achieve successful collaborative career but do not wish to engage in the complete curriculum required in standard graduate degree programs.

The certificate allows students to focus on advanced training and performance experience in all aspects of collaborative education with appropriate emphasis in each student's area of interest.

CONTACT: Dr. Nataliya Sukhina, 806.834.2106, nataliya.sukhina@ttu.edu