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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Artist Diploma (Vocal Studies)

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Course Requirements: 24 Total Credit Hours


All credit applied toward requirements for the Artist Diploma must be earned in Oberlin or in Oberlin-sponsored programs, including Oberlin summer programs. Students in the Artist Diploma program may not pursue another degree or non-degree music program concurrently. No credit with a grade of B– or lower may be counted toward the requirements of the Artist Diploma. Students in or graduates of the Artist Diploma program may not transfer to the BMus degree program.

Students enrolled in the Oberlin BMus degree program who wish to be considered for the Artist Diploma program must complete an abbreviated application from the Conservatory Admissions Office, due at the same time as external applications, and perform an audition before the appropriate department. Oberlin BMus students are only allowed to apply to the Artist Diploma program with the recommendation of the department and approval of the Office of the Associate Dean of the Conservatory.

Artist Diploma students may not register for course work in addition to those courses listed above without permission (given in the Associate Dean’s Office). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for non-native English-speaking students may be required for enrollment in additional courses.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for Artist Diploma students will be available for a maximum of four semesters of enrollment and will cover no more than the six credit hours required each semester. Students who wish to take coursework beyond the required hours will do so at their own expense.

APST 600 (Performance Ensembles)

Students are assigned by the major teacher to various performing groups in consultation with the conductors or supervisors of these groups.

APST 601 (Performance Projects)

Projects may include accompanying of recitals or performing solo recitals (including preparation of the two required solo recitals), and other public performances as a soloist, arranged in consultation with the major teacher. Some of the projects are to be prepared independently by the student. Projects are evaluated each semester by members of the major department to arrive at a course grade.


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