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 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
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5995/Performers Certificate Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5205/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
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 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5994/Certificate Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5202/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
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