Music, AD

for the Artist Diploma in Music


The fields of specialization for the Artist Diploma are keyboard, voice, and orchestra/band instruments.  The degree is intended only for musicians at the highest level of artistic accomplishment and potential, and the entrance audition must reflect this exceptional standard. Upon completion of the Artist Diploma, students are expected to be ready for entrance into the music profession as a solo artist, member of an orchestra or chamber or jazz ensemble, or as an apprentice in an opera company, and should be prepared to compete effectively in international competition.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's School of Music complies with the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment requirements by disclosing information to applicants regarding our Artist Diploma program. Required information can be found here.

MUS 579- MUS 598, Applied music/ performance studies20
MUS 450/ MUS 499, ensemble participation, both in large and chamber/small groups8
MUS 500, performances, including solo and chamber music4
Total Hours32

Other Requirements (may overlap):

Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0