This one-year program is designed for post-baccalaureate music students who wish to concentrate primarily on their performance skills as they are prepare for entry into mastersâ€™ programs, competitions, auditions, or performing positions without being enrolled in a degree program. The program focuses almost exclusively on developing performance skills through private instruction, collaborative and ensemble performances, and solo recitals. The certificate only recognizes accomplishment and does not carry the privileges of a college degree.
A live audition is strongly recommended. For international students and other applicants who are unable to visit campus, a video recording (single camera) audition is acceptable. Videos may be submitted by providing a YouTube link or mailing a DVD. Those who submit a video audition must also complete a telephone/Skype interview. While there is no English language proficiency requirement, international applicants must demonstrate through the interview that they have functional English.
What opportunities are available with this degree?
The music performance certificate is designed to enhance the performance skills of musicians in preparation for graduate schools or professional auditions.