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The Artist Diploma was updated in the fall of 2015.
The Artist Diploma is a highly selective program for young artists who demonstrate potential for a major concert career. Enrollment in the Artist Diploma program will be limited to six total, with no more than three being admitted the first year (Fall 2015).
The AD is a two-year program for external candidates, one year for internal applicants. The minimum academic requirement is a high school diploma.
Admission to the AD program involves a comprehensive review of application materials and two campus auditions, the first before YSM artist faculty. A select number will advance to the second audition, which is adjudicated by an external panel of distinguished music professionals.
During the two-year residency, AD students will be required to perform two solo recitals, a concerto, and a chamber music program. AD students are expected to concertize and participate in competitions and festivals. Their schedules will accommodate professional travel commitments of up to four weeks during the academic year. The School of Music will arrange one international concert and will provide students with enhanced professional development and support, including management guidance and personalized career services.