Artist Certificate In Music Performance

Music Career Options

Each developing artist needs to follow his own unique journey. This Artist Certificate in Music Performance program serves to bridge the gap between the undergraduate student profile and the performing artist pursuing either a performing career or a graduate performing degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • video or live audition with repertoire requirements specific to instrument or voice
  • Finalists will be asked to have an interview in person or via Skype with music faculty

Curriculum

A one- year residency program at Barry University with total of 24 credits. Each semester would include 12 credits of private lessons, coachings, ensemble and performance workshop.

MUS 335
Applied Music
1 - 2 credit
Fifth and sixth semesters of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 287/288. (Special fee).
MUS 338
Applied Music
1 - 2 credit
Fifth and sixth semesters of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 287/288. (Special fee).
MUS 386
Ensemble
1 credit
Ensembles including but not limited to Choir, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Liturgical Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Composition. (Repeatable course.)
MUS 392
Performance Workshop
2 credit
Performance workshop is designed to integrate music skills acquired in choral ensembles, applied lessons, and music coursework, with theatre skills, including acting and movement, through observation, research, and performance practice. (Repeatable course)
MUS 422
Instrumental Interpretation
1 credit
A practical approach to preparation for recital and public performance. A one-on-one coaching with detailed attention paid to stylistic appropriateness, practice strategies, techniques of interpretation, memorization, and ensemble skills with the pianist. For instrumental specialization majors presenting junior or senior recital only. (Repeatable course)
MUS XXX
Electives from list below
4 credits

Artist Certificate in Music Performance

Semester 2 (12 credits total)
9 credits required plus an additional 3 credits from electives list below.

MUS 186
Ensemble
1 credit
Ensembles including but not limited to Choir, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Liturgical Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Composition. (Repeatable course.)
MUS 392
Performance Workshop
2 credit
Performance workshop is designed to integrate music skills acquired in choral ensembles, applied lessons, and music coursework, with theatre skills, including acting and movement, through observation, research, and performance practice. (Repeatable course)
MUS 422
Instrumental Interpretation
1 credit
A practical approach to preparation for recital and public performance. A one-on-one coaching with detailed attention paid to stylistic appropriateness, practice strategies, techniques of interpretation, memorization, and ensemble skills with the pianist. For instrumental specialization majors presenting junior or senior recital only. (Repeatable course)
MUS 487
Applied Music
1‑2 credit
This is the seventh and eighth semester of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 335/338. (Special fee)
MUS 490
Applied Music
1‑2 credit
This is the seventh and eighth semester of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 335/338. (Special fee)
MUS 497
Senior Seminar
1 credit
An integrative experience, including comprehensive examinations in music theory and music history, to assist the music major in preparation for graduate study or professional work.
MUS XXX
Electives from list below
3 credits

Artist Certificate in Music Performance

Electives - 7 credits total

MUS 223
Piano Literature I
1 credit
An overview of the standard piano literature from the Baroque and Classical periods. Primary teaching tools will be lectures, readings, recordings, and musical scores. The course is suited to the musician and non-musician alike. Prerequisite: none.
MUS 234
Piano Literature II
1 credit
An overview of the standard piano literature from the Romantic and Modern periods. Primary teaching tools will be lectures, readings, recordings and musical scores. The course is suited to the musician and non-musician alike. Prerequisite: none.
MUS 302
Accompaniment
1 credit
A practical approach to the preparation of musical scores for collaborative piano playing with a singer, instrumentalist, or chorus. A large variety of repertoire will be examined. Prerequisite: Music Major or permission of instructor.
MUS 309
Survey of Vocal Literature I
1 credit
A broad overview of the standard vocal repertoire. Examination of English, French, and German art song from the early Romantic period through the twentieth century masters of the form. Prerequisites: Music major or permission of instructor.
MUS 310
Survey of Vocal Literature II
1 credit
A broad overview of operatic repertoire from its inception with the Florentine Camerata (circa. 1600) to the present. The works of Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, the bel canto composers, and the great Romantic composers, including Verdi and Wagner, are studied and compared to the modern operas of Puccini, Strauss, Britten, Menotti, and other twentieth century masters. Prerequisites: Music major or permission of instructor.
MUS 335
Applied Music
1 or 2 credits
Fifth and sixth semesters of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 287/288. (Special fee).
MUS 338
Applied Music
1 or 2 credits
Fifth and sixth semesters of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 287/288. (Special fee).
MUS 375
Piano Pedagogy
1 credit
Investigation of resources and techniques necessary in the teaching of piano. An emphasis is placed on methods most suitable to beginning piano study. Prerequisite: Music Major or permission of instructor.
MUS 385
Conducting II
2 credits
Advanced instrumental and choral conducting techniques. Prerequisite: MUS 384.
MUS 386
Ensemble
1 credit
Ensembles including but not limited to Choir, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Liturgical Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Composition. (Repeatable course.)
MUS 420
Vocal Interpretation
1 credit
A practical approach to preparation for recital and public performance. A one-on-one coaching with detailed attention paid to stylistic appropriateness, practice strategies, techniques of interpretation, memorization, and ensemble skills with the pianist. Prerequisite: For vocal specialization majors presenting junior or senior recital only. (Repeatable course)
MUS 488
MUS 488
1 credit
A study of the anatomy and physiology of the voice and its function. Analysis of teaching methods and corrective techniques.