Advanced certificate in music performance
HEGIS code 1004
Information about adviser(s) for this program is not currently available.
No admission requirement information available for this program at this time.
This program is pending New York State Education Department approval.
Matriculation requirements: Applicants for the program must a) have completed a bachelor's degree in music or music performance at a U.S. institution or professional equivalent, or a non-U.S. equivalent institutional degree and b) pass a live audition before Conservatory faculty at an advanced level that demonstrates clear promise as a performer. 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).
Students who hold an accredited bachelor's degree with at least 36 credits in music courses, including courses in analysis, counterpoint, harmony, and history, may also apply. Consideration is also given to applicants who do not meet course requirements but have unusual talent or experience equivalent to course work. Such applicants should consult the deputy chairperson.
A diagnostic placement examination is given to all admitted students. The test includes writing skills (harmonic and contrapuntal techniques), analysis, history, and literature. Further information about the examination may be obtained from the deputy chairperson.
General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.
Fifteen (or thirty) credits over one year (or two years) are required for the advanced certificate in music performance. The duration of study depends on a student's level of ability 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 6791 and 6791 (Adv. Performance I & II); 6813 (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 (Chamber Music or Contemporary Music Ensemble); and 3 department-approved elective credits in 7000-level Music courses.
Second Year (15 credits):
Music 6793 and 6794 (Adv. Performance III & IV); 6813 (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 (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 6791 and 6793). 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 6792 and 6794).