Diploma Programs in Performance
To be admitted, students must be at a performance level equivalent to acceptance into a major international competition. Students must be recommended for the Artist Diploma program based on a departmental audition and then be approved for the program by passing a School-wide audition for the Artist Diploma Committee of the Jacobs School of Music.
Current Jacobs School of Music students must pass the departmental audition and the School-wide audition in the semester prior to admission to the Artist Diploma program.
Students new to the Jacobs School of Music should apply to another program for which they are qualified (ordinarily this will be a Performer Diploma program) and indicate on their application that they wish to be considered for the Artist Diploma program. Students will perform an audition during the regular admission audition times. This audition will serve both as the audition for the program the student is applying for and as the departmental audition for the Artist Diploma program. Students who are admitted to the Jacobs School of Music will enroll in their first semester in the program to which they applied. Those who are also recommended for the Artist Diploma program on the basis of the admission audition are automatically eligible to play the School-wide Artist Diploma audition, which must be completed during their first semester of enrollment. Students who pass the School-wide audition will officially begin the Artist Diploma program in their second semester of enrollment. Coursework taken during the first semester of enrollment will count towards the Artist Diploma program requirements and will count as the first semester of enrollment in the Artist Diploma 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. Applicants without a high school or GED diploma are not eligible for admission to other music programs and should contact the Office of Music Admissions to discuss special audition procedures.
Major-level lessons each semester.
2 credit hours each fall and spring semester. Piano Students: X2 Piano Accompanying (2 cr.) each fall and spring semester.
Instrumental students each fall and spring semester, specified by instrument and area:
- Early Music Y450/Y550 Early Music Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.)
- Guitar, Organ, Piano and Strings F450/F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.)
- Brass F450/F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.) or F445/F545 Brass Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.)
- Woodwinds F450/F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.) or F446/F546 Woodwind Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.)
- Percussion F450/F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.) or F447/F547 Percussion Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.)
- Harp F450/F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.) or F449/F549 Harp Ensemble (1 cr.)
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.)