The certificate is a specialized, graduate-level option for advanced musicians who desire to further develop and refine their performance art. The certificate program is a two-year course of study requiring at least two consecutive semesters of residence. A total of 32 credits is required. Advisor's approval is required for each semester's enrollment.
This certificate may be earned on a full time or part time basis.
- An artist certificate application and current résumé
- A bachelor's degree in music or equivalent (as evaluated by the School of Music Admissions Committee)
- Transcripts from previous educational institutions
- One-page written statement of student's goals and interest in the program
- Two letters of recommendation
- Recording of a live performance of solo works from the standard repertory.
Applicants should refer to the graduate admissions page of the School of Music website for specific details on what is required and how to submit their materials. Applicants must perform an audition recital and be interviewed on the Mason Campus. Applicants will be notified of the date and time of the audition and interview.
Total credits: 32
Studies in Performance
|Select 12 credits of Graduate Applied Music from the following:||12|
|Applied Music in Keyboard (over four semesters)|
|Two credits of||2|
|Topics in Music|
|Three credits of||3|
|Graduate Recital 1|
Two semesters of solo recital and one semester of chamber recital.
Support Studies in Literature and Pedagogy
|MUSI 630||Topics in Music History and Literature||3|
|or MUSI 730||Advanced Topics in Music History|
|MUSI 551||Keyboard Pedagogy||3|
|or MUSI 553||Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature|
|MUSI 695||Teaching Internship||2|
Support Studies in Accompanying or Ensemble plus Electives
|Select Accompanying or Ensemble:||7|
|Techniques of Accompanying I|
|Graduate Chamber Ensemble|
5 credits of MUSI 500 - MUSI 700 level electives
|Wind Symphony 1|
|Symphonic Band 1|
|Graduate Chamber Ensemble 1|
|Symphony Orchestra 1|
|Jazz Ensemble 1|
1 credit of MUSI 500 - MUSI 700 level electives