The Performer’s Certificate is designed to train students with outstanding musical ability for careers in performance without the academic component of the Bachelor of Music curriculum. Majors are available in guitar, orchestral instruments, organ, piano, and voice.
A student who has matriculated into the Performer’s Certificate program may later transfer into the Bachelor of Music degree program with the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The admission requirements for the Performer’s Certificate are the same as those for the Bachelor of Music degree program. Students should consult the Peabody website at on the Admissions website for complete information. Pre-screening recordings are required for some majors.
Prospective students may audition a maximum of two times for any given Peabody program. After two, unsuccesful auditions, students will no longer be eligible for admittance into the Conservatory.
The Performer’s Certificate is normally a three-year course of study, with a minimum residency of two years. At least 80 semester hours of course credit are needed for the completion of requirements. Candidates must participate in ensembles throughout their period of study.