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Certificate in Advanced Performance Studies (CAPS) emphasis in Piano

The certificate of advanced performance studies is a highly focused one-year program that provides concentrated training and performance experiences for post-baccalaureate students who demonstrate superior performance ability. It is considered a preparatory program for graduate school or a performing career and can be obtained in the following areas of emphasis: cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, guitar, horn, jazz studies, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, and voice.

The program requires 16 s.h. of applied music studies and advanced coursework in music history, music theory, pedagogy and/or music technology. Ensemble participation and at least one full solo recital are required.  An average of 3.0 is mandatory for all coursework.

All courses must be approved by the program advisor. See the graduate catalog.

*** For complete details on the CAPS program, including admission requirements, view the School of Music CAPS web page.