Audition Required-Music Majors Only

Performance Certificates may be awarded to music majors, in non-performance degrees: MED, MIND, MSP, MTY, MTC, MUE, and MUS, who meet the achievement level and standards of a music performance major on a single instrument as offered by the following degree programs: MIP, MVP, MKP, MSJI, and MSJV. Any student wishing to declare a Performance Certificate must audition on an instrument or voice and be approved by the appropriate department. In addition to the Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses, the following requirements must be met in one of the following tracks: MIP, MVP, MKP, or MSJ. The Music Performance Certificate requires approval by designated departmental faculty. The appropriate performance level must be achieved as determined by the designated departmental faculty or the certificate will not have been earned, even if all courses have been successfully completed. The Music Performance Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all coursework and final approval of the designated departmental faculty.

* Students who will enroll in a required internship (i.e. student teaching) in their 8th semester may petition the department to perform the senior recital and satisfy the Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class degree requirements in their 7th semester.

Students may enroll in the MSJ or Performer's Certificate in Jazz Studies. Students may not earn both credentials. 

*This program is not eligible for federal or state financial aid. Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment for further assistance.

Curriculum Requirements

MSJ Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours) Level 34
Senior Recital with lesson
Ensembles as assigned (usually 2 per semester)10
MSJ 124Introduction to Jazz Improvisation3
MSJ 371Jazz Improvisation I3
MSJ 113Jazz History I3
or MSJ 213 Jazz History II
MSJ 565Advanced Improvisation I3
or MSJ 566 Advanced Improvisation II
Total required credits26