Diploma Programs in Performance
To be admitted, students must be at a performance level equivalent to acceptance into a major international competition. Candidates are admitted conditionally to the Artist Diploma program of the Jacobs School of Music through regular departmental audition procedures. For students new to the Jacobs School of Music, this departmental audition takes place during the regular audition times. For current Jacobs School of Music students, this departmental audition must take place in the semester before the one in which the student wishes to begin the program.
Students recommended by departmental audition must be heard in a School-wide audition by the Artist Diploma Committee of the Jacobs School of Music for final approval. For students new to the Jacobs School of Music, this audition must take place in the first semester of enrollment. For current Jacobs School of Music students, this audition must take place in the semester before the one in which the student wishes to begin the program.
Admission to this program does not require a high school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma, but one of these must be earned before the Artist Diploma can be granted.
Major-level lessons each semester.
Each semester. Piano Students: X002 Piano Accompanying (2 cr.) each semester.
- Instrumental students: F450 Chamber Music/F5540 Chamber Music (1 cr.) each semester except Summer Session II.
- Harp students: F449 Harp Ensemble/F549 Harp Ensemble (1 cr.) or F450 Chamber Music/F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.) each semester except Summer Session II.
6 credit hours of courses in music on the undergraduate or graduate level for which the student has the necessary prerequisites, such as music theory, music history, conducting, music education, or opera workshop. Courses selected must be approved by the director of graduate studies.
- I911 Artist Diploma Recital (0-0-0 cr.; one concerto must be included as one of the solo recitals)
- I921 Artist Diploma Chamber Music recital (0 cr.)