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Performers Certificate Music Program


This selective applied program is designed to draw a small group of talented young artists to our musical community, where they can benefit from personal instruction and artistic interaction in chamber music, ensemble and solo performance activity. The program curriculum stresses applied study and directed performance activity. It is intentionally flexible so that students may benefit from a uniquely personal experience. The full-time, 2-6 semester certificate program includes a minimum of four (4) academic credit hours per semester to be selected in consultation with the major advisor. The program also mandates extensive practice/rehearsal time and presentations/performances on campus and in the community. Applicants must demonstrate live or taped audition that they possess the musical competence and promise sufficient to justify admission to this very selective program. The certificate requires a minimum residency of one year (2 semesters), which may be extended to up to 3 years (6 semesters) with the approval of the major advisor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

Integrate highly developed performance skills and mastery of stylistic interpretations through performances and recitals
Demonstrate the performance practices of different musical style periods
Produce performance programs of varying musical styles, genres, and instrumentation
Show advanced competence in the following fundamental performance areas: Technique, Tone, Expression, Intonation and Rhythm
Carry out a well-informed historical and/or cultural perspective that demonstrates a degree of specialization and depth while sharing with audience and interested parties