International Artist’s Diploma
The one-year post-baccalaureate International Artist’s Diploma was developed specifically for graduate students studying at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, China. At ECNU, the Master’s Degree in Music Performance is a three-year program. Following a formal agreement between Montclair State University and ECNU, we have developed a “2+1” program – for their second year of study, students from ECNU come to Montclair State University and take twelve credits during the year.
The program focuses on the practical, performance-based aspects of music, including private instruction, solo and chamber music study and performance, and the presentation of a full recital. Students work closely with faculty, coaches and advisors to grow as performers. In addition, the program is flexible so that students, depending on their concentration, may choose such varied options as participating in opera workshops, or orchestra, or band, or chamber music. To make further practical preparations for careers. The program is planned to support the individual needs and goals of each musician.
Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.
Admission to this program is only available for graduate students currently studying in the Master’s Degree in Music Performance at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, China.
The Graduate School requires the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the application page for international students to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.
In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps needed to apply, as well as all of corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.
- Application Deadline: Rolling Admission
- Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.
The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the International Artist’s Diploma (Certificate) program:
- Transcript: One from each college attended.
- International Students: The TOEFL is required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Moreover, International students must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator. Please check our international applicants page for more information.
Students in this program will complete 12 credits of study with a combination if individual instruction and participation in performance ensemble(s), as well as a final recital.
For more information, please visit the Artist’s Diploma Certificate program listing in the University Catalog.
If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Artist’s Diploma (Certificate) Program Coordinator:
Program Coordinator: Dr. David Witten
Office: Chapin Hall