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Undergraduate

Individuals wishing to enroll in private lessons or courses on an undergraduate non-degree basis, or in preparation for application to a Conservatory degree program, may register for such study through the Peabody Extension Division, pending faculty availability and demonstration of appropriate qualifications.

A student who has been dismissed from a degree or certificate program at Peabody may not enroll as an extension student for at least one full semester following dismissal. The student may apply for readmission after that semester, but Peabody is under no obligation to grant readmission. The Conservatory reserves the right to exclude at any time a student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory.

Further information may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.

Graduate

Graduate Extension is designed for the individual who already holds an undergraduate or master’s degree in music, or the equivalent of a Peabody Performer’s Certificate, and who may fall into the following categories:

  1. Has been working in the field for several years and is seeking to refresh his/ her knowledge or improve pedagogical or technical skills
  2. Has a particular personal goal, and prefers to make use of Peabody’s resources in an unstructured way
  3. Is the recipient of a special one-year grant such as a Fulbright
  4. Has missed the degree or diploma entrance deadlines and wishes to begin work on a space-available basis

A student who has been dismissed from a degree or certificate program at Peabody may not enroll as an extension student for at least one full semester following dismissal. The student may apply for readmission after that semester, but Peabody is under no obligation to grant readmission. The Conservatory reserves the right to exclude at any time a student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory.

An undergraduate or graduate degree in music from a recognized institution, or the equivalent of the Performer’s Certificate, is required. A Graduate Extension student may make his/her own arrangements with an applied teacher before making formal application to the Conservatory. The audition (then or earlier) must be heard by the accepting teacher. A tape or CD will be acceptable, but the performing level must be validated in person upon the student’s arrival at Peabody before Graduate Extension status is confirmed. When at all possible, the audition should be a part of the regular audition schedule. A Graduate Extension student may be accepted onto a teacher’s schedule or into coursework on a space- available basis if the application process is complete before registration.

The student may register for applied study and/or any combination of academic coursework. In the areas of music theory and music history, the Graduate Extension student must take the appropriate placement examinations and satisfy any review requirement prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses. Lesson, performance, and coursework credits may count toward fulfillment of subsequent graduate diploma or degree requirements, if approved by the major department. Formal application for any change in graduate program must be made with the Admissions Office and all other requirements for entrance must be met. Graduate Extension registrants are eligible to participate in ensembles by audition but generally are not considered for institutional scholarship support.