The mission of the Artist Diploma (a one-year program) in Keyboard Performance is to:
- Provide students the highest quality of education available in the areas of piano performance and musicianship that will provide the foundation for continued academic work, and which could also lead toward a professional performance career as a classical pianist.
- To stimulate the student's awareness and artistic creativity in the field of piano performance
- To provide students public performance performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
- To provide students performance skills necessary for graduate degree auditions and national/international piano competitions.
Entrance to the program is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional performance skills by audition. A fully enrolled student can complete the 18 credit hour program in one year.