Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Instrumental Concentration, Graduate Professional Diploma


Graduate Professional Diploma


Students of exceptional ability who wish to concentrate on professional development with a minimum of academic requirements may apply for admission to the Graduate Professional Diploma (GPD) program. A baccalaureate or equivalent degree or certificate from a recognized institution is required for admission.

The GPD requires a residence of two years and a minimum of 24 earned credits. Full-time course load: 6 to 9 credits per semester. The Graduate Professional Diploma must be completed within three years from the date of matriculation.

Concentration in an Instrument (24-36 credits)


Major Area


Other Studies


  • Performing organization (each semester) 0 credits
  • Chamber music 4 credits

Electives


  • Electives (with approval of advisor) 0-12 credit(s)

Placement Examinations


After acceptance into the Graduate Professional Diploma program, students are required to take an Ear Training Placement Exam. In addition, applicants for the GPD in composition and orchestral conducting are required to take an examination in score reading, keyboard proficiency, and keyboard harmony. Based on the results of the exams, students may be required to take appropriate classes during the first year of graduate study. Students with severe deficiencies may be asked to complete appropriate undergraduate courses.

Academic Electives


A G.P.D. student electing to take courses in music history or music theory must take the graduate placement examinations in history or theory and fulfill the Graduate Music History (or Theory) Review Requirement. HLM 615  is a prerequisite for all graduate courses in music history.