This certificate program is designed for students who seek a rigorous course of study in essential music skills. All courses in the Core Musical Skills (CMS) certificate program match in content and delivery undergraduate courses in the Juilliard College Division, and require significant preparation outside of class time. Students who complete the program gain a solid grounding in practical knowledge that is necessary for all musicians.
The CMS certificate is designed to be completed within a two-year period (four semesters), but students are allowed to take up to four years (eight semesters) to complete it.
Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in each course in order to fulfill the requirements of the program.
The Evening Division is a nonmatriculated program. We do not offer scholarships, federal, or state funding.
The CMS certificate requires a minimum of 18 credits. Students must enroll in the following courses:
If students entering the program are not at the requisite level to enroll in the above credit-bearing courses, they must first take noncredit prerequisite courses from the following list to achieve eligibility: