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Music: Advanced Diploma in Performance
The Professional Studies and Artists Diploma Programs provide access to the finest music performance education. Ideal candidates may be:
• Classical instrumentalists/vocalists who wish to advance their study beyond the Master of Arts degree before entering a DMA program or professional positions.
• International students who possess advanced degrees in music from overseas institutions and are ready for advanced musical performance training in the United States, but do not have the required English language skills to enter an MA program.

Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. A MA or MM degree in music performance (or its equivalent) and an additional 19 credits in a post-Master’s program in music performance.
2. An audition on the major instrument or voice. Auditions are held at the college each semester. Submit an audition request form to the Aaron Copland School of Music Office.
3. International students are required to take the TOEFL with a minimum score of 61 or the IELTS with a minimum score of 5. Provisional acceptance is available if the TOEFL score is between 53 and 61, or the IELTS score is between 4.5 and 5.


Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Fall Deadline April 1
Fall Extended DeadlineAugust 1
Spring DeadlineNovember 1
Spring Extended DeadlineN/A

Letters of Reference3
Essay  500 Words

Accepts Non-MatricYes

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