Advanced diploma in music performance
HEGIS code 1004
NYS SED program code 36846 (15 credit); 36847 (30 credit)

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Lewis, Alexandra Graduate Performance Advisor 718 951 5000 x 2649 401s Whitehead Hall alewis @ brooklyn.cuny.edu By appointment
Macintyre, Bruce Graduate Deputy 718-951-5954 Room 423 Whitehead brucem @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Mon. and Wed. 10AM-12PM, Thurs. 4:00-6:00PM, other times available by appt

 

Admission Requirements

Department Music, Conservatory Of
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should include a description of your current activities, what you hope to gain from the program, and your musical goals. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61
Examinations

 

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.

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


Second Year (15 credits):
Music 7797X and 7798X (Distinguished Performance III & IV); 7813X (Repertory Study for Major Instrument or Voice, taken both semesters); two courses from Music 7700X (Opera Workshop), 7760X (Orchestra), or 7770X (Wind Ensemble); two courses chosen from Music 7740X or Music 7741X (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 7795X and 7797X). 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 7796X and 7798X).

The list of the music performance faculty is available online at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/mediaarts/departments/music/faculty.php