Certificate in Music Composition (10 credit hours)

The Certificate in Music Composition is offered primarily to music majors interested in exploring the art of musical composition. Non-majors may pursue this certificate if Music Theory prerequisites (MT111, 113, 112, 114) are satisfied. The required courses (MT201, 202, 301, 302) will allow the student to develop his/her own compositional style through the writing of original works. Elective courses for this certificate are primarily theory/analysis classes intended to broaden the student’s understanding of various compositional techniques.

For details on this certificate please contact the School of Music office.

Certificate in Jazz Studies (10 credit hours)

The Certificate in Jazz Studies is offered to both music majors and non-majors. The certificate is skill-based and recognizes the student musician’s participation in jazz on the MU campus. The requirements are comprised primarily of participation in Millikin jazz-based ensembles, although 3 credits in non-performance jazz courses can be used to satisfy the requirement. Music majors may count only 3 music major degree requirement credits toward this certificate.

For details on this certificate please contact the School of Music office.

Certificate in Instrumental Music (For Non-Music Majors)

This is a certificate based in ensemble participation as a means for the student to become more technically fluid, increase their sense of intent, expand their repertoire and enable them to perform with greater maturity and poise as they grow as musicians. It will be granted to any non-music major who accrues a combination of 10 credit hours in ensembles, lessons, and/or classwork. 6 credits must be earned in group performance work (ensembles). The remainder of credits may be earned in additional ensemble work, applied lessons and/or class participation. 3 credits of the Music Certificate in Instrumental Music will double-dip for the Fine Arts requirement in the MPSL. For applied lessons and membership in most of the ensembles an audition is required.

For details on this certificate please contact the School of Music office.

Certificate in Vocal Music (For Non-Music Majors)

This is a certificate based in ensemble participation as a means for the student to become more technically fluid, increase their sense of intent, expand their repertoire and enable them to perform with greater maturity and poise as they grow as musicians. It will be granted to any non-music major who accrues a combination of 10 credit hours in ensembles, lessons, and/or classwork. 6 credits must be earned in group performance work (ensembles). The remainder of credits may be earned in additional ensemble work, applied lessons and/or class participation. 3 credits of the Music Certificate in Vocal Music will double-dip for the Fine Arts requirement in the MPSL. For applied lessons and membership in most of the ensembles an audition is required.

For details on this certificate please contact the School of Music office