The Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance is a non-degree program providing an intensive, two-year period of post-baccalaureate study in music performance. It is intended for exceptionally gifted and accomplished performers seeking professional performing careers, but not wishing to engage in academic studies required for a graduate degree program.
Applicants must follow the admission process outlined here http://music.unt.edu/admissions/graduate.
Candidates for admission to the Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance program must have received a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
For International Applicants: Submission of a TOEFL score or the results of an equivalent test of English language ability is required. However, there is no fixed threshold score required for acceptance into the Graduate Artist Certificate in Performance program.
Audition - A live audition is preferred. The audition will be 30 minutes in length. The applicant should prepare a full-length recital from which repertoire will be selected at the time of the audition. In lieu of a live audition the applicant may submit a video recording as a part of the College of Music application. If a recorded audition is submitted, a full-length recital must be submitted.
Enrollment in the college - All students accepted into the program will enroll in designated performance courses for a minimum of nine graduate credit hours each long semester. Participants for whom English is not the first language will be evaluated in their ability to function in the English language according to the needs of the program. The College of Music reserves the right to require English language study through the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI).
Advising - An advisory committee will be formed for each student admitted to the program, to include the major professor (private music instructor), the appropriate applied division chair and the Graduate Music Advisor.
Scholarships - While scholarships are not reserved exclusively for the Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance program, the College of Music offers a number of competitive scholarships to outstanding students in performance. It is assumed that a prospective student qualified for the very high acceptance standards of the Graduate Artist Certificate program would likely also receive positive consideration for a scholarship.