Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Music

The Conservatory offers a Bachelor of Music degree program. This program represents a rigorous music curriculum designed to develop professional musicians at the highest possible level.

Typically a four-year program, the Bachelor of Music degree at the Conservatory is designed to educate students within a diverse, multicultural environment characterized by intellectual as well as musical energy. Students in this program examine Western culture through the study of history and literature, and develop critical thinking skills through the study of the social sciences, languages, philosophy, science, and mathematics.

  • Composition
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard Instruments           
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • Voice

Graduate and Postgraduate

Graduate and Postgraduate Study programs at the Conservatory offer several advanced areas of study to develop the professional musician. Emphasis is placed on performance opportunities, in conjunction with private lessons, master classes, academic course work, and graduate seminars.

Master of Music

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Chamber Music
  • Guitar
  • Piano and Organ
  • Harpsichord
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • Piano Accompanying
  • Timpani
  • Voice

Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance

Artist Certificate in Chamber Music

Professional Studies Diploma in Instrumental Performance

  • Guitar
  • Historical Keyboards
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Orchestral Instruments

 

Special Students

Special Students are students who are admitted to study on a part/full-time basis as a non-degree student.  Special Students may enroll in any undergraduate course for which they have met the prerequisites and have receive the professor's permission.

To be come a special student, please contact the Office of Admission .

Only Special Students who are registered for private lessons are eligible to participate in Conservatory auditioned ensembles. For more information, please visit the ensembles page

If a placement exam is required for a class a Special Student wishes to participate in they should contact the Office of the Registrar for more information. Placement exams are only given during the orientation period and the first week of classes of each semester. For schedule information, please visit the Orientation page.