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 two-year Performers Certificate in percussion, 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:9 credits
MPE 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5205/Camerata
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 5460/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5205/Camerata
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MUS 5520/Trends in Music in Society or
   MUS 5522/Establishing a Professional Musical Life
1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital: Classical 1 credit
 

Second Year: 18 credits

Fall:9 credits
MPE 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5205/Camerata
 
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 5460/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5205/Camerata
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MUS 5520/Trends in Music in Society or
   MUS 5522/Establishing a Professional Musical Life
1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital: Classical 1 credit