Individuals who wish to enroll in private lessons or courses on a non-degree basis may register for such study through the Peabody Extension Division, pending faculty availability and demonstration of appropriate qualifications.

Undergraduate Extension Study

Individuals who wish to enroll in private lessons or courses on an undergraduate non-degree basis may register for such study through the Peabody Extension Division, pending faculty availability and demonstration of appropriate qualifications.

A student who has been dismissed from a degree or certificate program at Peabody may not enroll as an extension student for at least one full semester following dismissal. The student may apply for readmission after that semester, but Peabody is under no obligation to grant readmission. The Conservatory reserves the right to exclude any student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory. Further information may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.

Graduate Extension Study

Graduate Extension study is designed for individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree or diploma. A Graduate Extension student may make his/her own arrangements with an applied teacher before making formal application to the Conservatory. A recorded audition is acceptable, but the performing level must be validated by the accepting teacher upon the student’s arrival at Peabody before extension status will be confirmed. A Graduate Extension student may be accepted onto a teacher’s schedule or into coursework on a space-available basis if the application process is complete before registration.

The student may register for applied study and/or any combination of academic coursework. In the areas of music theory and musicology, the Graduate Extension student must take the appropriate placement examinations and satisfy any review requirement prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses. Lesson, performance, and coursework credits may count toward fulfillment of subsequent graduate diploma or degree requirements, if approved by the major department. Formal application for any change in graduate program must be made with the Admissions Office and all other requirements for entrance must be met. Graduate Extension registrants are eligible to participate in ensembles by audition but generally are not considered for institutional scholarship support.

A student who has been dismissed from a degree or certificate program at Peabody may not enroll as an extension student for at least one full semester following dismissal. The student may apply for readmission after that semester, but Peabody is under no obligation to grant readmission. The Conservatory reserves the right to exclude at any student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory. Further information may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.

Music Education Certification Program

The certification program is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor of Music degree from an accredited institution and who wish to become certified by the State of Maryland to teach in the public schools.  Peabody reserves the right to require additional credits beyond minimum requirements identified through the aforementioned transcript analysis in order for the candidate to qualify for intern teaching.  Special tuition rates apply.

International Students that hold non-US Teacher Certification and are accepted into the MM Music Education degree program are encourages to enroll in some of the certification courses to expand: 1. knowledge of Music Teacher Certification in the US and 2. current knowledge and pedagogical practices for Multi-modal Teaching/Learning in Music.