Advanced diploma in music performance
HEGIS code 1004

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Admission Requirements

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This program is pending New York State Education Department approval.

Matriculation requirements: Applicants for the program must have completed a Master's degree in music performance at a U.S. institution or professional equivalent, or a non-U.S. equivalent institutional degree. Applicants for the program must pass an audition at the time of application. A request for an audition appointment may be made by telephone to the Conservatory office.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and must have a minimum score of 500 on the paper examination (or TOEFL Computer 173; TOEFL iBT 60).

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.

Degree requirements
Fifteen (or thirty) credits over one year (or two years) are required for the artist diploma in music performance. The duration of study depends on a student's technical level and performance career goals. The program of study must be approved by the conservatory.

Students must complete requirements for the program as follows. Any remaining credits required for the degree must be in music courses chosen in consultation with the deputy chairperson. Any course substitutions must be approved in writing prior to registration. Required ensembles are assigned by the conservatory, based on the entrance audition.

First Year (15 credits):
Music 7795 and 7796 (Distinguished Performance I & II); 7813 (Repertory Study for Major Instrument or Voice, taken both semesters); two courses from Music 7700 (Opera Workshop), 7760 (Orchestra), or 7770 (Wind Ensemble); two courses chosen from Music 7740 or Music 7741 (Chamber Music or Contemporary Music Ensemble); and 3 department-approved elective credits in 7000-level Music courses.


Second Year (15 credits):
Music 7797 and 7798 (Distinguished Performance III & IV); 7813 (Repertory Study for Major Instrument or Voice, taken both semesters); two courses from Music 7700 (Opera Workshop), 7760 (Orchestra), or 7770 (Wind Ensemble); two courses chosen from Music 7740 or Music 7741 (Chamber Music or Contemporary Music Ensemble); and 3 department-approved elective credits in 7000-level Music courses.

Students must perform a graded jury examination at the end of their first and third terms of study (i.e. for Music 7795 and 7797). A faculty-approved, graded recital must be presented at the conclusion of the second and fourth terms of study in this program (i.e. for Music 7796 and 7798).