Graduate Diploma in Guitar Performance

About the Guitar program

The Graduate Diploma in Performance complements the graduate study offering and gives students the opportunity to concentrate completely on the instrumental and/or vocal area. The program promotes the maximum development of its students' artistic capabilities through a high-quality academic offering that stimulates a more sophisticated degree of instrumental/vocal and musical art. The program focuses on providing advanced technical and musical performance training. The target population is performance students who have already completed a Bachelor of Music, but wish to further develop their technical and musical skills, expand their knowledge of their instrument's repertoire and benefit from a variety of opportunities as artists.

Learning outcomes

  • The graduate will demonstrate at a high level the comprehensive capabilities and artistry of playing his or her instrument or voice, including the ability to work independently to prepare public performances.
  • The graduate will demonstrate technical mastery in his or her instrumental medium through public performances, performances in musical ensembles, departmental juries, ensemble auditions, seminars, master classes, and recital.

Learning outcomes

  • Students who are graduating performance diploma majors will develop at the highest level possible comprehensive capabilities and artistry in the major performing medium, including the ability to work independently to prepare performances.
  • Students will demonstrate technical mastery of their instrumental medium through public performances, ensemble performances, departmental juries, ensemble auditions, seminars, master classes, pre-recitals, and recitals.

Admission and Audition Requirements

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