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 opera studies, 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 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MTH 5 —/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5255/Operatic Styles I 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 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5256/Operatic Styles II 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5257/Operatic Styles III 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5994/Performers Certificate Recital 1 credit