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Performance Certificate


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(SIMS Code: 665389)

The performance certificate serves to prepare preprofessional performance students who have not earned a university degree for professional careers by giving focused instruction in all areas of performance including performing technique, interpretation, repertoire, performing experience and knowledge of the business of professional performance.

Successful completion of an entrance audition and placement examinations are required for entrance to this certificate program. Applicants must also present a one-page statement of purpose, academic transcripts, and test scores that satisfy CSU eligibility requirements. Voice students must be at least 21 years of age.

Required Courses


Students must present a full-length qualifying solo recital at the end of their second semester and a full-length solo recital in their final semester. Vocal students must demonstrate competency equal to two years of high school instruction or a college level course in French, German, or Italian.

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average in all advanced certificate coursework, with no less than a grade of C in any course. Only three units of coursework with a grade of C can count toward the performance certificate.

All units in this certificate program are applicable to the various specializations in the Bachelor of Music degree program. However, not all courses are required in each specialization. All university entrance requirements must be met to matriculate as a music major. See requirements for each specialization listed under the music major.

Students must complete the following 33 unit program:

Music Electives


Three to four units of music electives.

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