Certificate in Music Performance

About the Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Music Performance program is offered through Park University’s International Center for Music. This two-year certificate program — with applied emphasis in piano, violin, viola or cello — is designed for students who want to pursue a non-degree course of study concentrating almost exclusively on performance. Minimum graduate credit hours required for the certificate are 24. Additional admission requirements in addition to the general rules that are applicable for admission to Graduate Studies at Park University, specific admission requirements are:

  • Bachelor of Music or related undergraduate degree from a U. S. institution, an equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited foreign institution of higher education, or equivalent professional experience as determined by the faculty of the International Center for Music.
  • An audition before the music faculty. In approved situations, a recording may be submitted in lieu of a live audition. Each applicant must furnish a complete list of repertoire and recital history, at the time of application. This is an advanced program of study at the graduate level, supervised and approved by the graduate faculty of Park University


Required –12 Hours, 3.0 GPA

  • PA 508 Research and Analysis 3 cr.
  • PA 521 Business, Government, and Global Society 3 cr.
  • PA 524 Global Comparative Public Administration and Policy 3 cr.
  • PA 525 Global Comparative Public Budget and Finance 3 cr.
Total 12 cr.