Performance: Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

Professional Performance Certificate

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Our professional performance certificate program offers specializations in:

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Harp
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin

Experience a highly personalized and individualized education at Lynn, given our uniquely small class sizes and emphasis on comprehensive professional performance training. Our faculty offer private instruction, ensemble coaching and a variety of professional music mastery courses. As a participant in our unique chamber music program, for example, you will be thoughtfully assigned to a chamber group in every semester you are at Lynn. Each group will have a structured rehearsal schedule, a weekly coaching and a required performance.

Graduate students are assigned specific performance requirements to address multiple career paths. You will complete an additional performance focused in a genre of your choosing in consultation with your teacher. You may also take advantage of additional performance opportunities including weekly studio classes and the performance forums, mock orchestral auditions offered every semester, the New Music Festival and multiple master class opportunities.

Under the musical direction of maestro Guillermo Figueroa, the Lynn University Philharmonia attains a professional level of performance and enjoys significant public support for its eight symphonic programs. Lynn’s orchestral training program distinguishes itself by guaranteeing instrumentalists with consistent performance opportunities.

Ready to start your journey?

If you’re a musician interested in studying and performing at Lynn, you will need to complete your applications and schedule your audition.

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Curriculum & requirements

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All students accepted into the Conservatory of Music attend Lynn tuition-free.

Students play the horns.

Brass audition guidelines

Conservatory student plays the harp.

Harp audition guidelines

Student plays the drum.

Percussion audition guidelines

Students play their string instruments in a concert.

String audition guidelines

Conservatory student plays woodwinds instrument.

Woodwind audition guidelines

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Professional Performance Certificates require 20 to 26 credit hours of dedicated performance study, and are offered to students who have already earned the Bachelor of Music degree. All areas of PPC specialization include study of applied instrument, chamber music and/or large ensemble, and orchestral repertoire class. Additional requirements include a graduate recital, concerto performance, chamber music performances, and mock orchestral auditions. Additional course requirements vary based on your area of study.

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