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GRADUATE MUSIC STUDIES

JPEG ImagePerformance Certificate in Organ

The Professional Studies in Music Performance Certificate is a special one-year, 18-credit-hour, graduate level, non-degree course of study that addresses the needs of individuals preparing for performance careers or for advanced interpretation and stylistic skills. In this program, ongoing development of technique and musicianship is accomplished in a non-degree context, with emphasis placed on private lessons, practice, and ensemble participation, with ample performance opportunities on the 4-manual Marcussen organ in Wiedemann Hall.


The program's objective is for students to focus on their primary area of study to obtain professional employment, for preparation for professional auditions or competitions or for continued education and professional development.


    The program often follows completion of a master's degree, but can be taken following the completion of an undergraduate degree. In order to achieve the objective, an individual curriculum is designed by the advisor in collaboration with the student to meet the student's specific needs.

Application Process
To apply for the Music Performance Certificate:

1) Apply to the Graduate School as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. The application can be found here.

2) Contact Prof. Lynne Davis to schedule an audition. Audition requirements can be found here.

Required Courses Fall Semester   
Applied Lessons (Organ Lessons) 4
Ensemble (Chamber Music) 1
Independent Study   1
Guided Electives   3
Required Courses Spring Semester  
Applied Lessons (Organ Lessons) 4
Ensemble (Chamber Music) 1
Independent Study  1
Guided Electives  3
TOTAL CREDITS 18