Overview and Prerequisites
About the Program
Those seeking to prepare for major competitions or to launch a career as a performer are especially encouraged to apply to the Artist Certificate program. Participants will be chosen on the basis of an audition adjudicated by a faculty admissions committee.
Each artist will present one solo recital or the equivalent annually, and will participate in a competition or other performance as outlined per program requirements.
Instrumental participants will be entitled to receive one and a half hours weekly of applied lessons and one hour weekly of chamber coaching. They will also take part in one chamber group each semester as well as one or more additional ensemble(s) as described in the participant’s letter of acceptance.
For Voice/Opera Studies, those seeking to prepare for major competitions and young artists programs to assist in launching a career as an opera singer are especially encouraged to apply. Participants will be chosen on the basis of an audition adjudicated by a faculty committee consisting of Artist Certificate Program Director, Faith Kenton, Director of Vocal Studies, Patricia Edwards, and Director of Opera Studies, Melanie Galloway.
Participants will also meet for six two-hour sessions every semester in an Art Reflection Seminar.
$1,800 per semester ($3,600 per year)
Scholarships are available and are awarded by the Faculty Admissions Committee.
- Piano: Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent expected
- Strings: Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent expected
- Winds, Percussion: Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent expected
- Voice/Opera Studies: Master’s degree preferred; see also Audition Requirements below
Exceptions are made at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
Conversational proficiency, no minimum TOEFL
- Solo audition of 30 minutes minimum; refer to the Artist Certificate Application (PDF) for details.
- Live auditions preferred
- DVDs, CDs, videotapes, and cassettes acceptable
- Performance must draw from the Approved Audition Works (PDF) listed according to instrument