The Bachelor of Music degree program at Peabody Conservatory is designed to offer gifted students the training to prepare themselves for careers in performance, composition, computer music, music education, recording arts, and related areas of professional activity.
Between the junior and senior recitals, students must perform one full concerto memorized plus at least two contrasting movements of Bach memorized.
The program leading to the degree of Master of Music provides for intensive development of performance skills, extensive knowledge of the literature in the major field of study, and achievement of a broadened knowledge of the art.
The Pedagogy/Performance area of graduate focus is designed for students who wish to broaden their performance study to the development of pedagogical skills. Performance/ Pedagogy is not a separate degree program but a pedagogy emphasis within the student’s MM performance program, and courses specific to the area of pedagogical concentration fulfill the elective requirements in the MM degree program.
The program leading to the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts provides students with the highest level of professional training in the art of musical performance or the craft of musical composition. To this end, applied study in the major field is supported by extensive academic work in musicology and music theory. The Doctor of Musical Arts degree certifies that its holder is a sophisticated professional with the requisite skills and understanding to be an effective leader in his or her field.
The Performer’s Certificate is designed primarily for undergraduate students with outstanding musical and performance ability who do not wish to include the academic component of the Bachelor of Music curriculum.
The admission requirements for the Performer’s Certificate are the same as those for the Bachelor of Music degree program.
The Graduate Performance Diploma program is designed to meet the needs of highly accomplished graduate-level performers who wish to pursue a more performance-intensive goal than represented by the MM or DMA.
The Artist Diploma is a non-degree program reserved for exceptional and experienced performers, with an emphasis on repertoire designed to meet the needs of those who are preparing to embark upon professional careers.