Performance and Recording & Production

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Description 1

In this online certificate, performers develop their virtuosity on their major instrument while cultivating skills in recording/production. Modules consist primarily of individual lessons in both performance and recording/production. The recording/production component can be closely customized to the needs of the individual student and may include topics such as classical/acoustic recording techniques, live concert recording, electro-acoustic production (popular crossover as well as classical tradition), and performance/improvisation with live electronics. Live remote meetings are enhanced with flexible tools such as video recordings, asynchronous discussions, online masterclasses, and more.

Description 2

On their major instrument, students are expected to meet the same high standards as other graduate majors. In the recording and production modules, faculty meet students where they are—beginning or professional—helping them to develop exciting and substantial projects.

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The Online Certificate in Performance and Recording & Production offers a flexible opportunity to hone musical practice and extend understanding of recording and production. With an equal combination of applied lessons and music production courses, students will be prepared to take their careers to the next level. 

In this one-year certificate program, students will take two credits of applied lessons and two credits of music production each quarter, developing a balanced approach to musical performance and production. 

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Audition Requirements

Applicants must complete the graduate application, submit a recorded video audition, and schedule a live Zoom interview. 

You are encouraged, but not required, to submit an audio recording that you have engineered or produced. Include a written explanation of the production techniques you used.

Please select the appropriate studio page to view your specific audition requirements.

Degree Requirements 

Course Requirements:
  1. 6 credit hours of MUPR 4000-level Applied Lessons on major instrument (2 credits per quarter)
  2. 6 credit hours of MUPR 4040 Music Production (2 credits per quarter)
Non-Course Requirements:
  1. One traditional solo recital or innovative performance project.
  2. Juries, as required by the performance area.
  3. Culminating project in the secondary area (may be combined with solo recital).

Note: Candidates will normally be enrolled in the Online Certificate program for one year. A candidate may, however, request to remain in school longer with the stipulation that they must enroll in applied performance and music production lessons every quarter, even after the required number of credits have been met.


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