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The Performer’s Certificate in Piano is a non-degree certificate program that consists of 32 credits to be earned over the course of two years. The program is designed for the most advanced and gifted performers who, by their performance and credentials, demonstrate that they have serious potential to become concert artists.
The program provides intensive study and performance opportunities in preparation for a concert career.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the semester deadlines listed below.
Beginning FALL 2017 Semesters
- February 15 (early) April 15 (regular) and July 15 (late) for fall semester
- October 1 (early) and November 15 (regular) for winter semester
- March 1 (regular) for summer semester
- International applicants
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in music from a regionally accredited institution or proof of a U.S. equivalent degree for foreign educated applicants.
- Applicants must submit a written statement of professional goals.
- Applicants must schedule and perform a successful audition that shows an appropriate level of prior experience and potential for success in the program: Contact Professor Rebecca Happel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to the Performer’s Certificate in Piano program, the department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, audition, and any other admission requirements established by the academic program.