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2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Artist Diploma

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Degree offered at: Campbellsville

The Artist Diploma is a one-year professional program for instrumental, piano or voice, and is designed to enable students to expand their knowledge of repertoire and technique and to further their performance skills and musical understanding. The Artist Diploma program is designed with flexibility in mind so its candidates can focus their energies exclusively on performance and performance-related study.

Elective credits are made available so that each candidate can pursue areas of personal interest within the performance area or in allied areas of theory and history.

A series of at least two performances/presentations are required, consisting of two full-length solo recitals or one full-length solo recital and one additional presentation or performance experience, such as a chamber or small ensemble performance, lecture recital, significant opera role, or concerto performance, as approved by the adviser and program committee.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Possession of a master’s degree in music.
  3. Two letters of recommendations from those who can attest to the applicant’s potential for successful graduate study.
  4. Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant has earned a degree, confirming a minimum 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  5. A successful 60-minute audition demonstrating an appropriate level of prior experience and potential for success in the program.
  6. International Students:
    1. Submit transcripts to World Education Services for evaluation and translation.
    2. International students must show proficiency in English as a Second Language either through the TOEFL Exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or by completing the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Campbellsville University. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 550 for the paper-based exam or 79-80 on the Internet-based exam. A 6.0 score on the IELTS is also accepted.

Applied Instruction: 6 Hours

Ensembles: 2 Hours

Special Topics/Seminar/Independent Study: 3 Hours

Research related to performance, instrumental/vocal accompanying, vocal coaching, etc.

Elective: 3 Hours

One three-hour course, not applied or ensembles.

Recitals (Two): 0 Hours

Total Required: 14 Hours

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