This program consists of two years of full-time study in composition, performance, or conducting. Programs may include repertoire coaching, ensemble, chamber music, and coursework as related to the major. Audition standards are higher than those for the Master of Music program, though not as high as for the Artist Diploma. The minimum requirement for entry into this program is a bachelor's degree, undergraduate diploma, or the equivalent.

Students and their academic advisor design a four-semester program of study that is reviewed during registration periods. Students are encouraged to seek additional advice from their studio instructor and department chair.

Students who have graduated from NEC's master's degree program may petition to apply one year's work (12 credits of studio and classes and 2 credits of ensemble maximum with grades of B or better) from the Master of Music to the Graduate Diploma program. Students who have graduated from NEC's Graduate Diploma program and wish to enroll in NEC's Master of Music degree program may petition to apply 18–20 credits, depending on major, from the Graduate Diploma to the Master of Music program. Except in the case of Collaborative Piano, the second program may be completed in one year.

If the petition is approved, the promotional is waived; for vocal performance majors the one-year ensemble requirement for the second program is also waived.

The Financial Aid package is not guaranteed if the student chooses to complete the second degree in two years rather than one.

Chamber Music - Graduate Diplomacredits
Studio16
Chamber Music Studio8
Chamber Music4
Chamber Music Recital4
Total Credits28

*Admission to Music Theory courses requires passing the Master's Music Theory Competency Examination (see Master's Examinations in History and Theory).

Additional Requirements:
1) Performance Outreach as determined by Program Director

2) One Chamber Music Recital given each year (CHM 598, 698)

Chamber Music - Piano - Graduate Diplomacredits
Studio16
Chamber Music*6
Sonata Repertoire (CHM 535T-536T)4
Coaching (CLPNO 507-508)2
Collaborative Piano** (CLPNO 511T)1
Recital4
Total Credits33

*6 groups over four semesters, one credit each

** Students (including those in intensive English) should register for CLPNO 511T in the first semester; the grad of IP will be recorded on the transcript until the 15-hour requirement is fulfilled.


Additional Requirements:
1) Performance Outreach as determined by Program Director

2) One Chamber Music Recital given each year (CHM 598, 698)

 

 

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