Performance Certificate in Music
The Performance Certificate in Music at Judson University is a non-degree program designed for individuals looking for intensive music performance study both as a soloist and an ensemble musician in order to enhance their employment opportunities or prepare for graduate studies.
Students will develop their performance skills by working with Judson University applied music professors in private lessons. This program offers a unique course, Professional Apprenticeship, in which students will have an additional opportunity to refine their skills by taking lessons from artist-teachers in the Chicago area who actively maintain their successful performing careers. A baccalaureate degree in music or equivalent level of performance skill is required.
Students will be chosen by audition for the professors in their performance areas. The Performance Certificate in Music is designed to finish within two semesters by taking a minimum of 24 credits (12 credits per semester), of which 10 credits are offered at the graduate level.
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Tuition & Fees
“My decision to study at Judson University was one of my best to further my career in music. In terms of performance experiences, I improved a lot and was well prepared for graduate school. I appreciated opportunities to perform publically at concerts and events. I was given practical training in Studio Class during which I enjoyed both hearing my fellow students play and the lively discussions that followed. By sharing our musical ideas and thoughts – usually accompanied with laughter – we broadened our musical knowledge in a comfortable setting. I appreciated the small school atmosphere, where faculty doors were open for students at any time. The faculty was very friendly and caring when I had concerns – I knew their prayers were trustworthy and I felt supported so I could keep moving forward. Because of this spiritual comfort, I was able to focus on studying and practicing. If you want to study performance in a family-like atmosphere, the Certificate Program at Judson University could very well be your best next step!”
Graduate Student and Accompanying Assistant
Eastern Illinois University School of Music, 2011-2013