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Music Performance

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Why Pursue Music Performance Certificate

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 master’s 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.

Students who wish to develop their potential as performers will benefit from the rich training and the myriad of performance opportunities offered at APSU.

Austin Peay's applied faculty and ensemble directors are second to none. Our department is host to world-class performers including symphony musicians, Nashville's top recording studio session players, chamber musicians, premier soloists, leading opera singers, and world-renowned clinicians. Our ensemble directors have established a tradition of excellence in large and small ensembles. And all Music Department faculty are committed to serving our students as educators and mentors.

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Music Performance Certificate