2017-2018 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Certificates > Music Performance Certificate
Coordinator: Wayne L. Wold
Music performance certificates are available in any area offered at Hood—voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, string bass, all brass instruments, classical guitar, oboe, clarinet, flute, composition, and conducting.
Students who possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in fields other than music and can demonstrate significant ability in one of the above instruments or areas may earn a professional certificate in music performance. Enrollment, as an upper division certificate student, begins with an interview with the department chair, followed by a departmental audition. If accepted into the program, students will enroll and complete the requirements within three years. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in all courses. Up to two credits of applied music may be exempted, based on the audition, as well as MUSC 101 Beginning Music Theory and Musicianship, if this course has already been taken at the collegiate level. If MUSC 103 Introduction to Music has been earned elsewhere, a higher level music history course must be taken. The Hood transcript will show only those courses earned at Hood and that the requirements of the certificate have been met.
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (any major other than music) and a successful departmental audition.
Students must earn a “B” or higher in every course in order to receive the certificate.
Students in music certificate programs take undergraduate courses at one-half tuition.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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