Admissions

Application Materials

  • 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 submitted via SlideRoom.

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.

Policies

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: AR-CERG-ARTC

Certificate Requirements 

Total credits: 22-32

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Requirements

Students must complete all requirements within a concentration. Total credits varies dependent on the concentration.

Concentration in Instrumental Performance (IPFM)

Total credits:32

Studies in Performance

Select 12 credits of Graduate Applied Music from the following:12
Applied Music
Applied Music in Woodwind
Applied Music in Brass
Applied Music in Percussion
MUSI 592Topics in Music2
Three credits of3
Graduate Recital 1
Total Credits17
1

Two semesters of solo recitals and one semester of chamber recital.

Support Studies in Literature and Pedagogy

MUSI 630Topics in Music History and Literature3
or MUSI 730 Advanced Topics in Music History
MUSI 551Keyboard Pedagogy3
or MUSI 553 Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature
MUSI 695Teaching Internship2
Total Credits8

Support Studies in Accompanying or Ensemble plus Electives

Select Accompanying or Ensemble:7
Accompanying:
Techniques of Accompanying I
Graduate Chamber Ensemble
500-700 level MUSI electives
Ensemble:
Wind Symphony 1
Symphonic Band 1
Graduate Chamber Ensemble 1
Symphony Orchestra 1
Jazz Ensemble 1
500-700 level MUSI electives
Total Credits7
1

One of MUSI 682 Wind Symphony, MUSI 683 Symphonic Band, MUSI 685 Graduate Chamber Ensemble, MUSI 687 Symphony Orchestra or MUSI 689 Jazz Ensemble must be taken twice.

Concentration in Piano Performance (PPFR) 

Total credits:32

Studies in Performance

Select 12 credits of Graduate Applied Music from the following:12
Applied Music
Applied Music in Keyboard (over four semesters)
Two credits of2
Topics in Music
Three credits of3
Graduate Recital 1
Total Credits17
1

 Two semesters of solo recital and one semester of chamber recital.

 Support Studies in Literature and Pedagogy

MUSI 630Topics in Music History and Literature3
or MUSI 730 Advanced Topics in Music History
MUSI 551Keyboard Pedagogy3
or MUSI 553 Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature
MUSI 695Teaching Internship2
Total Credits8

 Support Studies in Accompanying or Ensemble plus Electives

Select Accompanying or Ensemble:7
Accompanying:
Techniques of Accompanying I
Graduate Chamber Ensemble
5 credits of MUSI 500 - MUSI 700 level electives
Ensemble:
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
Total Credits7
1

One of MUSI 682 Wind Symphony, MUSI 683 Symphonic Band, MUSI 685 Graduate Chamber Ensemble, MUSI 687 Symphony Orchestra or MUSI 689 Jazz Ensemble must be taken twice. 

 Concentration in Vocal Performance (VPFM)

Total credits: 32

Studies in Performance 

Twelve credits of12
Applied Music in Voice
Four credits of4
Topics in Music
MUSI 526Performance Seminar and Vocal Literature for Singers and Accompanists II2
MUSI 541Diction for Singers I: Italian Diction and English Diction2
or MUSI 542 Diction for Singers II: German Diction and French Diction
Total Credits20

 Support Studies in Ensemble Performance plus Electives

Nine credits of9
Graduate Chamber Ensemble
and Opera and Musical Theater Ensemble
One credit of1
Graduate Lecture Recital (1 credit)
MUSI 790Graduate Recital1
Select 1 credit of elective1
Total Credits12

 Concentration in Music and Well-Being (MUWB)

Total credits: 22

Required Courses 

MUSI 555Music as a Healing Art3
MUSI 577Music and Consciousness3
Three semesters of3
Graduate Chamber Ensemble (Healing Arts Ensemble)
MUSI 699Independent Study (Music Healing Practicum for 3 credits)3
MUSI 777Music and Consciousness 23
Six credits of6
Applied Music in Composition
MUSI 790Graduate Recital1
Total Credits22