Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies

Offered in: Chicago

The highly selective two-year post-baccalaureate Orchestral Studies certificate program is open to students majoring in a woodwind or brass instrument, double bass, harp, or percussion, who are preparing for careers as orchestral musicians. The program possesses the distinctive feature of intensive focus on the preparation of orchestral repertory and excerpts through an additional half-hour private lesson component and a weekly class devoted specifically to audition preparation.

Professional Diploma students will fulfill the jury and recital requirements for their program area. In addition, each semester they will present an excerpt jury, performing eight excerpts, chosen in consultation with the applied teacher. For further information, consult the program requirements in the Music Conservatory Student Handbook.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for acceptance to the program, students must demonstrate significant familiarity with, and accomplishment in, orchestral excerpts and repertory, in addition to presenting the solo audition requirements for their instrument as published on the CCPA Admission and Audition Information webpage..

Requirements

Applied Music 451 ( Major Instrument I)4
Applied Music 452 ( Major Instrument II)4
Applied Music 453 ( Major Instrument III)4
Applied Music 454 ( Major Instrument IV)4
Orchestra and/or Wind Ensemble each semester4
PERF 405ORCHESTRAL AUDITION WORKSHOP (three semesters)6
PERF 411ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH EXCERPTS2
PERF 412ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH EXCERPTS2
PERF 413ADV STUDY/PERF ORCH EXERPTS2
PERF 414ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH EXCERPTS2
PERF 418SOLO PERFORMANCE2
PERF 423ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR I1
PERF 424ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR II1
Total Credit Hours38