To earn the Performers Certificate in piano, 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 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 10 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 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: 9 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 10 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MPE 5—/Graduate performance elective 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital 1 credit