Artist Diploma in Instrumental Performance

Mission Statement

The mission of the Artist Diploma in Instrumental Performance is to:

  • To stimulate the student's awareness and artistic creativity in the field of instrumental performance
  • To provide students public performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • To provide students with the performance skills necessary to allow them to pursue professional orchestra auditions, chamber music careers, national/international competitions, continued graduate study, and any other performance objectives necessary for a career as a classical instrumentalist.


Entrance to the program is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills in performance or conducting by audition.  A fully enrolled student can complete the 18 credit hour program in one year. 

Curriculum Requirements

Applied Lessons 8
Performance Ensembles 2
Two Recitals 2
Approved Studies in Music 6
Total Credit Hours 18

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