Graduate Performance Diploma in Music

General

Program Description

This program allows graduate-level pianists, singers, and instrumentalists to focus intensively on performance. Each of the four semesters includes individual instruction and appropriate performance opportunities. The single school-wide requirement for Graduate Performance Diploma candidates is the Teaching Artist Program. The first year concludes with a recital, at which students must demonstrate satisfactory progress in the major instrument; the second year culminates in a final diploma recital.

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Major Areas

  • Brass
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Vocal Studies
  • Woodwinds
  • Chamber Music
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Composition
  • Historical Performance
  • Jazz & Contemporary Music

Level: Graduate
Normal Program Length and Credits: 2 years, 29 credits required for graduation.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, post-secondary conservatory diploma, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Academic and performance record demonstrating the capacity to excel in full-time studies
  • Applicants in performance must present an audition

Catalyst Curriculum

Training Musicians to be Catalysts

We’re training musicians to be catalysts—artists who know how to create change and make things happen. That’s why we’ve turned our graduate education on its head with a different kind of curriculum, customized for you. It pairs musical excellence with a focus on the skills you’ll need to be a musician: the ability to design experiences, produce projects, and engage audiences with exceptional music encounters. With faculty as your facilitators, you’ll take the lead in your own education: exploring, experimenting, and following your passion. You’ll learn how to create your own opportunities for work and, ultimately, you’ll discover who you want to become as a musician.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The world needs music now more than ever. At Longy, we prepare students to become exceptional musicians who can engage new audiences inside and outside the concert hall, who can teach anyone, anywhere ... Read More

The world needs music now more than ever. At Longy, we prepare students to become exceptional musicians who can engage new audiences inside and outside the concert hall, who can teach anyone, anywhere, and who can use their artistry to change lives in communities around the world. Join us, and become the musician the world needs you to be. Read less