An individualized two-year course of study for classical musicians seeking to hone their craft while developing entrepreneurial career skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.
The Professional Performance Diploma program is designed for career-focused, accomplished performers possessing a Master of Music degree or the equivalent.
Students enrolled in the Professional Performance Diploma will elevate their musicianship to a professional level and learn critical skills in entrepreneurship, freelancing work, and other business-related skills. Students enrolled in this program will identify a focus area that complements their major area studies and supports the development of their professional, artistic goals. This program gives students the opportunity to deepen and expand their readiness to enter and be leaders within an ever-changing performing arts field by broadening their skill sets and access to a variety of performance work. Their coursework will prepare them to engage in repertoire planning that demands more diversity in programming, addressing current needs and gaps in the professional performing arts world.
The program includes a career-focused seminar followed by three semesters of student selected, career-relevant, core coursework, in addition to private lessons, large ensembles, electives, and a graduation recital for a total of 55 credit hours completed.
* Please note that students who have completed an OP Program at MSM are not eligible for OP PPD.
Total Curriculum Credits: 55
Total Curriculum Credits: 67
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