Admission Requirements

The purpose of the certificate program is to provide an intensive post-master’s degree performance experience for highly accomplished classical and jazz musicians.  The entrance criteria include:

  • Completion of a Master of Music in performance degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • An entrance audition which demonstrates performance ability at the post-master’s level.
  • Voice applicants must demonstrate competence in Italian, French and German diction by audition and written IPA exam.

Program of Study

The two-year certificate in performance program is comprised of applied lessons, ensembles, related studies, and a recital.​

Applied Music (24 credits)
Related Study (12 credits)
Recital (0 credits) ​

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid.  Disclosure Statements about occupations, on-time graduation rate, tuition and fees, and median loan debt for this program can be found at