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School of Music Announces Artist Diploma Program

This new graduate program begins in the 2018-19 academic year.
Arts and Culture  |  Oct 9, 2017  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575

The UNLV College of Fine Arts and the School of Music announces a new graduate program, the Artist Diploma, beginning the 2018-19 academic year.

The Artist Diploma is a unique and specialized two-year program for gifted performers looking for advanced instrumental, conducting, or vocal studies without the additional academic demands required for a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) or Ph.D. program. Limited to the most advanced instrumentalists, vocalists and conductors in the early stages of their professional careers as performers, the focused study of the Artist Diploma program prepares these select students for international competitions, auditions for professional orchestras and opera companies, and otherwise prepares them as they embark upon their performance careers.

“We’re very much looking forward to accepting our first candidates for the Artist Diploma at UNLV,” said UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy Uscher. “The world-class faculty at UNLV have so much to offer these gifted students from around the world, and the ever-expanding cultural environment of Las Vegas provides students with many opportunities to perform in a wide variety of settings.”

Applications for the 2018 inaugural class are open to the following instrumentalists (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion), vocalists, and conductors (Orchestral and Wind Symphony). Applicants must have earned a Master of Music degree. In addition to submitting an online application, prospective candidates for the Artist Diploma program must complete a live audition and interview, and submit five letters of recommendation.For more information about the Artist Diploma program at the UNLV School of Music, contact Susan Mueller, director of the UNLV School of Music by email  or 702-895-3332. Interested applicants can visit the program website for information or to begin the application process.