This is a postbaccalaureate program for students who have completed the undergraduate requirements for their areas of study and are entering into careers as performers in solo, ensemble, or studio settings.

To earn the Performers Certificate in classical guitar, students must meet the following conservatory requirements (18 credits for the one-year program; 36 credits for the two-year program):

First Year: 18 credits

Fall:8 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5410/Guitar Performance Class 1 credit
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring:10 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5410/Guitar Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5—/Graduate performance elective 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital 1 credit
 

Second Year: 18 credits

Fall:8 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5410/Guitar Performance Class 1 credit
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring:10 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5410/Guitar Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5—/Graduate performance elective 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital 1 credit