Graduate Performance Diploma

Graduate Performance Diploma

This program allows graduate-level pianists, singers, and instrumentalists to focus intensively on performance. Each of four semesters includes individual instruction and appropriate performance opportunities. The single school-wide requirement for Graduate Performance Diploma candidates is the Teaching Artist Program. For students in all departments except Opera, the first year concludes with a recital, at which students must demonstrate satisfactory progress in the major instrument; the second year culminates in a final diploma recital.

Major Areas:
Vocal Studies
Chamber Music
Collaborative Piano
Historical Performance
Jazz & Contemporary Music

Level: Graduate

Normal Program Length and Credits: 2 years, 29 credits required for graduation.

Admissions Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree, post-secondary conservatory diploma, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Academic and performance record demonstrating the capacity to excel in full-time studies
  • Applicants in performance must present an audition