This graduate program is for pre-professionals who exhibit potential for a national and/or international performing career.
The program offers exceptionally gifted instrumentalists the opportunity to deepen their artistry, broaden their musical perspective and refine their performance skills under the guidance of College of Music faculty. In addition, all Artist Diploma students have access to courses and career advising offered by the Entrepreneurship Center for Music. Students are provided both coaching and individualized instruction, with extensive opportunities for performance, in preparation for a performance career.
An earned baccalaureate degree and a successful audition are required for admission into this program.
Required Courses and Credits
|Category I: Requirements in Music
|Applied Instruction (Four semesters required, one-hour weekly lesson plus weekly studio class)
|Chamber Music (Four semesters required)
|Master's Thesis (Two chamber recitals)
|Master's Thesis 2 (Chamber recital - A public performance with lecture/demonstration)
|Conducted Ensemble (Two semesters required.) 1
|Category II: Other requirements in Music 2
|Entrepreneurship (selected from the following)
|Building Your Music Career
|Internship in Music Business
|The Entrepreneurial Artist
|Introduction to Arts Administration
|Additional coursework in literature, pedagogy, entrepreneurship, musicology, ethnomusicology or music theory. 3
|Total Credit Hours
Pianists not participating in a conducted ensemble are required to take two extra credits of chamber music and/or accompanying.
A maximum of two credits at the 4000-level may be used to fulfill requirements.
Students who wish to take academic classes at the 5000-level or above must pass the appropriate preliminary exam.