Artist Music Diploma Program

The Artist Music Diploma program is designed for individuals who have earned a Bachelor of Music Degree and who are preparing for a performance career. Emphasis is placed on private lessons, master classes, practice, ensemble experiences, and preparation for professional auditions. Applicants are recommended to have finished a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have an extraordinary level of performance skills. Applicants will be required to perform an audition. Candidates for the Artist Diploma are expected to complete at least two years in residence, during which time course work will include private study, ensemble participation, and presentation of two full solo recitals. The maximum time allotted for completion of all requirements is normally three consecutive years from the date of initial enrollment.

Students can choose to concentrate on an Orchestral Instrument, Piano, Voice, or Composition.  The ensemble will match your concentration area.

First Year 1st Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Applied Music MUS 341 4
Ensemble MUS 361 OR 363 OR 341a OR 355 1
Career Development MUS 411 1
Total Semester Credits 6

First Year 2nd Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Applied Music MUS 342 4
Ensemble MUS 362 OR 364 OR 342a OR 356 1
Artist Diploma Recital MUS 398 8
Total Semester Credits 13

Second Year 1st Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Applied Music MUS 441 4
Ensemble MUS 461 OR 463 OR 441a OR 455 1
Total Semester Credits 5

Second Year 2nd Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Applied Music MUS 442 4
Ensemble MUS 462 OR 464 OR 442a OR 456 1
Artist Diploma Recital MUS 498 8
Total Semester Credits 13