Aug 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance Certificate


Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019
College of Arts and Letters
Department of Music

Dr. Eric Branscome
Chair, Department of Music
Associate Professor
Location: Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 135
Phone: 931-221-7811
Email: branscomee@apsu.edu

Dr. Korre Foster
Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor
Location: Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 137
Phone: 931-221-7002
Email: fosterk@apsu.edu

This program is designed for post-baccalaureate music students who wish to concentrate primarily on their performance skills as they are prepare for entry into masters’ programs, competitions, auditions, or performing positions without being enrolled in a degree program. The program focuses almost exclusively on developing performance skills through private instruction, collaborative and ensemble performances, and solo recitals. The certificate only recognizes accomplishment and does not carry the privileges of a college degree. For international students who lack adequate English competency, the program will focus on music performance and English studies in tandem. International students who have sufficient English skills may continue to concentrate on English language skills in tandem with the Performance Certificate.

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

Admission Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution showing a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

Required Courses


Additional Requirements


Instrumental (winds, orchestral strings, percussion)

  • Large Ensemble 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters)
  • Chamber Ensemble 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters)

Guitar

  • Large Ensemble 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters)
  • Elective 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters) (may include a second large ensemble or chamber ensemble)

Solo Piano

  • Chamber Ensemble 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters)
  • Elective 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters) (may include a second large ensemble or chamber ensemble)

Collaborative Piano

  • MUS 5700 Accompanying 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters)
  • Chamber Ensemble 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters)

Voice

  • MUS 5740 Opera Workshop 2 (1 credit x 2 semesters)
  • Elective  2 (1 credit x 2 semesters) (may include a large ensemble or appropriate class as advised)