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Artist Diploma
Classical Instrumental Performance

Application Extended: Still Accepting Applications

Further your technique and musicianship with this post-master’s artist diploma. Designed with flexibility so you can achieve your unique goals, you'll increase the breadth of your repertoire and the depth of your knowledge. You can complete your certificate in just two semesters and graduate prepared to advance your professional performance career.

Orchestra performance

Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Advanced Diploma: Classical Instrumental Performance

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Who Should Apply

The artist diploma is a great fit for advanced students and young professionals preparing for a career in music performance. We offer the advanced diploma in four program areas:

  • Brass Studies
  • Percussion Studies
  • String Studies
  • Woodwind Studies

What You'll Learn

Your course of study will include ongoing development of technique and musicianship, with an emphasis on private lessons, ensemble participation, and preparation for professional auditions and competitions.

The curriculum for the artist diploma offers plenty of opportunities for one-on-one instruction. You'll explore a wide array of styles and forms, culminating in a jury examination. In addition, you'll participate in a variety of performing ensembles and chamber groups directed by leading New York artists.

You'll complete your diploma prepared for a vast number of professional opportunities.


If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Wayne DuMaine for Brass Studies, Jonathan Haas for Percussion Studies, Stephanie Baer for String Studies, or Matt Sullivan for Woodwind Studies.

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