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.

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Recent Graduates

  • 2015 Performance Certificate Graduate Sangwon Moon was accepted into the Master of Music Piano Performance Program at Northern Illinois University and recently won the Northern Illinois University Concerto Competition with the challenging Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1 (first movement) in Spring 2016. Sangwon was awarded a graduate assistant. 
  • 2016 Performance Certificate Graduate Ah Hae Song was accepted into the Master of Music Piano Performance Program at Northern Illinois University with a graduate assistantship.
  • 2017 Performance Certificate Graduate Hana Kim was accepted at UCLA for a graduate degree in Piano Studies.

Marina Hwang - Spotlight

Marina Hwang

Graduate Student and Accompanying Assistant

Eastern Illinois University School of Music, 2011-2013

“My decision to study at Judson University was one of my best to further my career in music. 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!” Read More

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