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Course Catalog 2010-2011 
Course Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Artist Diploma (Piano)

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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.

Non-Course Requirements

Performance Requirement:

Two solo recitals are required for completion of the Diploma. These recitals will be evaluated by at least three members of the piano faculty including the applied teacher. The minimum average passing grade for a recital is B+. Students who do not receive a passing grade may repeat the recital only once.

Each Artist Diploma student must participate in at least one national or international competition, as determined by the applied teacher. Students who receive a grade lower than a B+ in any course associated with the program will be evaluated by the department for continuation in the program.

APST 600 (Performance Ensembles)

For each semester in residence, Artist Diploma students will either participate in a major ensemble or be assigned as an accompanist (by the accompanying faculty) as needed.

APST 601 (Performance Projects)

Projects are assigned by the major teacher and may include the following: appearing as a soloist with an Oberlin ensemble; performing a public recital outside of Oberlin; accompanying a major work in addition to those assigned as part of the Performance Ensembles requirement. Any performance with Oberlin Orchestras, other then the Concerto Competition, must be approved by the department.

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