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Artist Diploma in Music Performance, Certificate

The Artist Diploma in Music Performance is a one-year graduate certificate designed for the artistic refinement of highly advanced performers.

With an emphasis on applied and ensemble study, the program offers a uniquely focused opportunity to further develop both professionalism and artistry in musicians gifted with the ability and motivation to succeed in the contemporary world.

All international students whose first language is not English must achieve a TOEFL Internet-Based of 79, TOEFL Paper-Based of 550, or IELTS of 6.5 to be admitted into this program.

Students who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in Music are eligible to apply. Applicants are evaluated for admission on the basis of transcripts and audition before a faculty committee.

To apply, go to the Master of Music application and follow the instructions.

Your Degree Plan


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This one-year program is designed for the artistic refinement of highly advanced performers.

Our 18-credit Artist Diploma in Music Performance Program consists of:

  • 2 semesters of applied study
  • 2 full-length recitals
  • Participation in 2 music ensembles

Take advantage of special options related to this major:

  • Honors

    Expand your curiosity — and enhance your curriculum — through the WVU Honors College. Two programs are offered: Honors Foundations for first- and second-year students and Honors EXCEL for third- and fourth-year students.

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To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelor's degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75. WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

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