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