Certificates

Advanced Diploma in Performance (stand-alone diploma)

For the first time in its history, Eastman now offers a stand-alone performance diploma, providing students who have completed a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in music to focus on performance studies with our applied faculty. The program centers around private instruction as well as high-level chamber music and ensemble experiences. In addition, students will have the ability to enroll in practical elective coursework that will supplement their performance study and better prepare them for a career as a professional musician.

Advanced Certificates (restricted to students enrolled in an Eastman degree program)

The value of an Eastman education is enriched by opportunities to earn certificates in specific areas, and by special programs that add depth to our innovative and detailed curricula. A certificate program consists of a prescribed curriculum that ranges from 16-25 credits, including components such as applied music, academic coursework, independent study, ensembles, and in some cases, an internship experience. Two types of certificates are awarded, including those focused on outstanding performance (Performer’s or Artist’s Certificate) and those involving co-curricular activity.

The undergraduate program now includes a Certificate of Achievement in Arts Leadership and a Certificate of Achievement in World Music. Graduate programs include the Certificate of Achievement in Arts Leadership, the Certificate of Advanced Achievement in the Art of Improvisation, the Certificate of Advanced Achievement in College and/or Community Teaching, the Certificate of Achievement in World Music, and the Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Ethnomusicology. Other new programs are being developed, always with the goal of providing our students with a top-quality education that is both innovative and relevant. 

Undergraduate Certificates (available to students enrolled in the bachelor of music degree)

Graduate Certificates (available to students enrolled in an MM, MA, DMA or PhD program)

Certificates for Non-Matriculated Students