The Artist Certificate in Music is a post-master’s certificate in either performance or conducting. The program is 18 semester hours and takes two semesters to complete.
To be admitted into the Artist Certificate program, students must have either a master’s degree in music or equivalent professional experience.
There are specific audition requirements for each concentration. Please select your program of study for more information.
- A videotape of a rehearsal and an audiotape of one or more recent performances by an ensemble which the candidate recently conducted.
- A personal interview and audition with the Georgia State University Director of Choral Activities and a university choral ensemble. The literature to be conducted will be assigned by the Director of Choral Activities.
- A current resume or curriculum vitae.
- Two letters of recommendation from a person familiar with the candidate's conducting.
- A videotape of a rehearsal or concert which the candidate recently conducted and a list of conducting repertoire. An interview/audition with the instrumental conducting faculty is recommended.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A videotape of a rehearsal and an audiotape or videotape of one or more recent performances by an ensemble which the candidate recently conducted. An interview/audition with the instrumental conducting faculty is recommended.
A list of conducting repertoire.
- Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the candidate's conducting work.
Applicants should prepare an audition program of approximately 30 minutes. A videotape may be submitted if a distance of over 300 miles is involved; however, it is to the applicant's advantage to appear in person. The audition should include works from at least three historical style periods (transcriptions are acceptable). The applicant will be expected to exhibit tonal and range potential demanded in the performance of standard instrumental repertory, accurate intonation and execution of rhythm, and knowledge of clefs and/or transpositions essential to the reading of instrumental literature.
Applicants should perform a 30-minute audition. All music must be performed from memory. Audition repertoire requirements include:
- One significant work, or prelude and fugue of J.S. Bach.
- One work of a Classical composer (Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven).
- One significant work or group of works by a Romantic composer (Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Mendelssohn) of at least five minutes duration.
- A significant work or group of works by an Impressionist and/or 20 th Century composer (Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Prokofiev, Copland, Ginastera, Scriabin) of at least five minutes duration.
When a distance of 300 miles or more is involved, a student may submit an audiotape or videotape of his or her performance. In such cases, the applicant must begin by announcing his or her name, the date and nature of the audition.
An audition program of twenty minutes by memory is required. Repertoire should represent three or four historical periods and include art songs, opera and/or oratorio, and at least three of the following languages: Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, and Russian. An accompanist will be provided. A repertoire list and recital program/s should be submitted at the audition.