Diploma Programs in Performance

Performer Diploma, Solo Performance

A regular departmental performance audition equivalent to a high Master of Music graduation level is required. 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 program, although they might be designated by the university as undergraduates.

Performance Study

Major-level lessons each semester of enrollment, including the summer term. 

Major Ensemble

2 credit hours each fall and spring semester. Piano Students: X2 Piano Accompanying (2 cr.) each fall and spring semester.

Chamber Ensemble

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.)
Music Courses

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.


I611 Performer Diploma Recital (0 cr.) approved according to the hearing procedures for Master of Music recitals.

Academic Bulletins

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Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.