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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Performance Studies (Performance Certificate) offers talented musicians the opportunity to pursue focused studies in their major instrument while simultaneously offering the opportunity to further develop the skills needed for careers as performing artists.

Students study with acclaimed artist-faculty in private lessons, repertoire classes, and chamber music coachings. These experiences are enhanced by elective offerings in career development, music studies, or ensemble performance.

Detailed Information

An undergraduate degree in music is required for admission. Please see the Apply < > page for further information on the admissions process for this certificate.


Private Lessons – 8 credit hours
Elective* – 3 credit hours
Recital – 1 credit hour
TOTAL 12 credit hours

* Elective credits may be satisfied through participation in a large ensemble, chamber music, or courses in music studies, literature, or pedagogy.

Additional information on admission requirements, curriculum, and exit requirements can be found in the University Catalog:
View the university catalog listing for this degree program here.

If you have questions about our admissions processes not addressed in the materials below, please contact the School of Music Admissions Team by phone at 336.334.5794, by email at [email protected], or complete the Contact Music Admissions Form.