Diploma Programs in Performance
Performer Diploma, Orchestral Studies
A regular departmental performance audition equivalent to a high Master of Music graduation level is required. The program is open only to majors in violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass. If admission to the program is by audio recording, a live audition must be successfully completed before registration for a subsequent semester of enrollment. A candidate must hold a U.S. high school diploma or the equivalent. Students with conservatory backgrounds are considered to be doing graduate-level work in the Performer Diploma, Orchestral Studies, although they might be designated by the university as undergraduates.
Major-level lessons each semester. Emphasis will be on orchestral repertoire.
2 credit hours each fall and spring semester in a modern orchestra.
F419/F519 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr.) each semester.
F450/F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.), a minimum of two semesters.
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 early music. Courses in orchestral repertoire or chamber ensemble may not be used. Courses selected must be approved by the director of graduate studies.
Examination in Orchestral Repertoire
I612 Orchestral Studies Exam (0 cr.)