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Graduate Performance Diploma in Percussion or Marimba

 Key Policies

  • Graduate Performance Diploma students in Percussion take up to 7 credits per semester, with additional enrollments in a given semester on a per credit basis. This permits Percussion Performance students to take up to 8 credits over two years beyond the program’s requirements, without incurring extra tuition charges.
  • Students must earn at least a B- in all courses taken for graduate credit for those courses to count toward the diploma.
  • Non-native English speakers are evaluated upon matriculation and may be required to take specific English as a Second Language course work as part of their program. Students taking ESL are not permitted to enroll in certain kinds of courses until they have attained appropriate levels of proficiency in English; however, the core courses required in the GPD may be begun on arrival at The Conservatory. GPD students for whom ESL work is required remain in that work until they complete the second semester of intermediate level work with a B- or better.
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