Dec 03, 2021  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - Artist Diploma Certificate

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Artist Diploma Program

The Artist Diploma certificate provides concentrated post-baccalaureate training for prospective professional musicians in the instrumental, voice, keyboard, and conducting areas.


Program Admission

Admission for the program is highly competitive and limited to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills in performance or conducting through audition.  Admission requirements can be found on this catalog’s page for the School of Music.  Additional information can be found in the School of Music Graduate Student Handbook. For course approval, contact the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Music, Dr. Kevin Sanders.”

Students may pursue a graduate degree at the University of Memphis after acquiring the Artist Diploma. In such cases, they must fulfill all entrance requirements for a graduate degree.  Credits from the Artist Diploma may be transferred to a relevant graduate degree and are subject to the usual Graduate School time limit.  Students should consult the degree program department in advance to determine which of the Artist Diploma credits are appropriate for transfer.

Students in a graduate degree program may not transfer into the Artist Diploma program. After successful completion of a graduate program, a student may apply to and audition for the Artist Diploma program. No hours from any degree will apply to the Artist Diploma.


Program Requirements (18 hours)

The individual program of study is determined as a cooperative effort between the student and his or her advisor.

Applied Lessons (6 hours)

Taken over a minimum of two semesters.

Ensemble (2 hours)

Approved Studies (9 hours)

Approved Studies satisfy courses decided in consultation with the student’s advisor. 

Recital (1 hour)

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