The Certificate in Music Performance is a non-degree certificate at the graduate level for performers aspiring to hone and develop their performance skills at the highest level. This limited enrollment program focuses on applied (studio) instruction on the major instrument, performance in ensembles and chamber music, public recitals, and limited electives in individual instrument areas.
The program includes 4 semesters of private, studio instruction, performance in ensembles and chamber music, public recitals, and limited electives in individual instrument areas. Each day students will typically spend 5-8 hours in individual practice, as well as performing in collaboration. Progress is measured through twice-yearly juries, recitals, and studio lessons, with an expectation that performance skills are suitable for work in professional ensembles, and/or as professional soloists and chamber musicians.
Students enter UGA as non-degree seeking students through the UGA Graduate School. They may enroll without the TOEFL, if they participate in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at UGA, or pass the TOEFL at the minimum score used by the Office of Global Engagement for the J-1 “Visiting Scholars” program (60 overall score, 17 speaking score minimum).
To be admitted to the certificate, students must hold an undergraduate music degree and demonstrate high levels of performance achievement and potential through an audition using existing entrance levels for Master and Doctoral programs in performance. An undergraduate transcript and three letters of recommendation must accompany the application.