Judson University Christian College: Performance Certificate in Music

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. 

Prospective students are expected to have an undergraduate degree or the international equivalent. In the absence of a degree, a candidate must demonstrate advanced performance skills and/or extensive teaching experience at the level generally expected of an applicant for graduate studies.

Students can apply for either a one-year or a two-year program. If students enrolled in the one-year program wish to extend their studies and enter the two-year program, they need to receive approval from the Program Director during their second semester.

The second-year curriculum offers two project-based courses, Practicum in Music/Church Music and Senior Music Business Project. These courses will foster connections between students and the surrounding community, and enable them to explore diverse career paths as professional musicians.

Online Learning Option for Performance Certificate in Music

Judson University offers an online learning option for studying the first-year courses of the Performance Certificate in Music program. Students who finish the first-year online curriculum will be able to apply for the second-year traditional curriculum. Please click here to receive a Guidebook for the First-year Online Program that will answer your questions, identify key faculty and provide more information from our recent graduates. If you would like more information, please email Dr. Sojung Lee Hong, Director of the Performance Certificate program at shong@judsonu.edu.

Learn more about the Music Performance Certificate Program

Apply to the Music Performance Certificate Program

Church Music Certificate Program

As part of Judson University’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA), the Church Music
Certificate Program offers a one- or two-year course of study for students interested in honing performance skills,
comprehending music in worship, sharing the joy of the Gospel with the community through music, and networking
with church musicians in the Chicagoland area.

Click here for more information and downloadable flyer. 



Contact Dr. Sojung Lee Hong at: shong@judsonu.edu for application and complete financial information.




Hear What Our Students Say


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Guihua Cui

Performance Certificate Graduate 2013

Studying at Hansei University in DMA program

“I’m confident 2013 was the best year of my musical life up to this point because of the Performance Certificate in Music Program at Judson University. I firmly believe that Judson University is the best choice for young people who wish to pursue their dream, hope and happiness!” Read More

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