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Artist Performance Certificate Program

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The artist performance certificate is a one-year, part-time program designed for students with undergraduate degrees in music to focus on further developing their artistry and career in instrumental music performance.

Artist Performance Certificate

During this non-degree program, students will receive enhanced professional development with a specific focus on individual studies in performance and career development for professional and/or graduate opportunities.

Faculty-student collaborations will supplement applied lessons and chamber music coaching to help students develop professionalism and gain first-hand experience in working with professional musicians, gaining valuable insights into the interpersonal and administrative skills essential to achieving artistic excellence and maintaining respectful collaborative environments.


The artist performance certificate is a two-semester program compiled of 12 credit hours (6 credits per semester). Students may start this program in the fall or spring. The following sequence is completed each semester:

  • Primary Instrument: Private Lessons (4 credits)
  • Chamber Music (1 credit)
  • Recital (1 credit)

91ߣƵ for Admission

The artist performance certificate program is a post-baccalaureate program for students who already earned a bachelor's degree in music or music education from a regionally accredited institution.

Application Process

Using BW’s :

  • Select the Graduate and Professional Application
  • Under the Conservatory section, select the Artist Performance Certificate


An audition is required for admission to this certificate program. Candidates may request a live audition or upload a recorded audition. *Current BW students may use juried experience to meet audition requirement.


  • $695 per credit hour
  • Total Credits: 12


Graduate Admission Office

(440) 826-8012, graduate@bw.edu 

Kate Glaser, MAEd
Director of Admission, Graduate and Professional Studies
(440) 826-8016, kglaser@bw.edu

Conservatory of Performing Arts

Matthew Miller
Director of Performing Arts Admission, BW Conservatory
(440) 826-2367, mmiller@bw.edu