The graduate certificate in classical music performance prepares post-baccalaureate performers, educators, theorists, historians, composers, and other musicians to perform in a variety of settings. These credentials certify that students have acquired professional skills necessary to perform on their instrument or sing, making them more competitive on the job market. Matriculating master’s students will usually distribute a certificate’s required courses (11 credits) over two years of study.

This program is for matriculated Master's students studying other music disciplines here at UMass. If you are non-matriculated and seeking a one-year intensive performance program, please see the Professional Performance Certificate.

Prerequisites: Matriculated students must have a baccalaureate degree with a music concentration before beginning coursework. Students must also pass an audition to be accepted into a studio.