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Music Programs

This is where musicians become everything they’ve dreamed.

Our degrees and minors span all realms of music, from education to performance to therapy.

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Music Performance Certificate

We offer the music performance certificate for those who want additional training and experiences aimed at deepening and enriching music performance skills. You’ll take part in weekly performance classes, studio classes, master classes, and cocurricular experiences with various music organizations as you perfect your skills.


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Program Highlights

• Perform with a high level of artistry

• Study with artist teachers

• Support from the Mastodon community

• A prestigious Purdue degree


Purdue University Fort Wayne is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.

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For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].


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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate technical mastery of a primary instrument, including tone production, expression, and articulation appropriate to the level of study
  • Analyze and interpret musical forms and structures as a means of supporting a developing career in music performance and studio teaching
  • Demonstrate knowledge of music literature, performance practices of various styles and time periods, and standard repertory for the student’s primary instrument 
  • Develop proficiency in performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member
  • Cultivate basic teaching skills and concepts for studio and group instruction specific to the student’s area of study and performance 
  • Identify and develop skills necessary to managing a professional performance career