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Music Performance, Undergraduate Certificate

School of Music

An undergraduate performance certificate allows any student, via audition, access to the same level of private lessons and ensemble participation as our performance majors. Add to any undergraduate degree.

For our talented undergraduate students who are studying in different degree programs within the School of Music or non-music majors from around the university, we offer a performance certificate to further your artistic abilities at the college level. Acquire additional credits and guidance from our outstanding professors in your area of interest.

Program Highlights

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    Personal Attention

    Receive a one-hour weekly lesson with an artist-teacher faculty member from the School of Music.

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    Performance Experiences

    Have the opportunity to perform two 50-minute degree recitals as part of your course of study.

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    Open Doors

    Audition for the most elite of the School of Music's performance ensembles and join the fun.

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    Graduate Distinction

    Receive a performance certificate that denotes additional credit for gifted and highly motivated students.

What You’ll Study

The completion of the undergraduate performance certificate program requires successful completion of two half-recitals or one full recital, which will be the musical equivalent to a senior thesis experience. All graduates will receive the performance certificate upon completion, and music majors will graduate with distinction in music performance.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Performance

    Presenting oneself creatively through a specific medium to an audience


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

  • Listening Skills

    Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication


    Being accountable for one's actions and decisions and fulfilling obligations and duties

    Attention to Detail

    Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Artist
  • Performer

Workplace Settings

  • Music
  • Education

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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