The Advanced Certificate represents a pedagogical study in a specialized area such as music performance, composition, or education. A master's degree is required for entrance to the program, since this certificate is for advanced study beyond the master's level.
The Advanced Certificate curriculum consists of 30 points. Six points by advisement in Music Education are required. The remaining 24 points are by advisement with faculty mentors appointed according to the specialization of the student (i.e., performance or educational pedagogy). As such, the advanced certificate represents an individualized program of study. The applicant must be accepted by the area of specialization in consultation with the director of that program (i.e., woodwinds, strings, piano, brass, percussion, education, jazz, composition).