Certificate Program

These series of courses are required before students are eligible to audition for Outreach Tours. The training certificate is focused on developing performance skills, teaching techniques, and artistic growth.

Upon completion of the Music Outreach Tour Training Certificate the student will obtain:

  • The level suitable for participation in The Young Americans Music Outreach Tours.
  • Vocal skills for both solo and ensemble work.
  • General dance and movement skills.
  • Demonstrate artistic integrity and authenticity in performance.
  • Introduction to stagecraft and touring production skills.
  • Reading sheet music and understanding music theory at an intermediate level.
  • Working knowledge of health and safety skills necessary to protect the performers’ mind and body.
  • Personal and child development in conjunction with teaching methodologies to advance communication skills with peer performers, directors and workshop participants.
  • General understanding of cultural regions of the world and their sociological structures.


All courses required for Music Outreach Tour Training Program are also requirements for the Associate of Arts in Performance. Students who are AA seeking complete the Music Outreach Tour Training Program in their first year and take the additional courses required for the Associate of Arts in their second year.

Student must be a U.S. Citizen.

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts reserves the right to alter curriculum as needed.

Certificate Program • 30 Units • All Courses Required

MUS 101 Music Fundamentals – 3 credits
MUS 102 Music Theory I – 3 credits
MUS 111 Semi-Private Voice – 1 credit
MUS 112 Private Voice – 1 credit
MUS 121 Group Piano I* – 1 credit
MUS 131 Choral – 2 credits
MUS 141 Vocal Techniques I – 1 credit
MUS 142 Vocal Techniques II – 1 credit
DAN 101 Technique & Conditioning – 0.5 credits
DAN 120 Classical Ballet I* – 1 credit
DAN 121 Jazz Dance I* – 1 credit
DAN 123 Tap Dance* – 0.5 credits
THE 101 Improv – 1 credit
THE 105 Acting I: Intro to Acting – 1 credit
THE 110 Acting II: Scene & Character Development – 1 credit
THE 175 Intro to Stagecraft – 1 credit
EDU 101 Child & Adolescent Development in Learning Environments – 3 credits
HUM 101 Success Skills for College and Beyond – 1 credit
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology – 3 credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology – 3 credits