Professional Performance Certificate

Professional Performance Certificate

This is a two-year program of study at the post-baccalaureate level for students of piano, instrumental collaborative piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, harp, percussion, or chamber music, with primary focus on advanced performance and the preparation of students for the professional world. The requirements for completion of this program include intensive applied study with specific performance requirements encompassing recitals, concerti, orchestral excerpts and chamber music, four semesters of Performance Forum (0 credits) and participation in two January terms (0 credit). In addition, students enrolled in the Professional Performance Certificate program fulfill their remaining performance requirements in a preferred area of specialization (i.e., solo, chamber music, orchestral or a combination of these). Entrance to the Professional Performance Certificate program is limited to those who have completed a Bachelor of Music degree or an approved equivalent course of study and who pass an entrance audition on their major instrument.