The artist diploma in performance is ideal for talented, passionate musicians determined to pursue careers as solo performers. With a minimum of academic requirements, students in the artist diploma program study one-on-one with faculty and enjoy a wealth of performance opportunities.

In this highly competitive program, artist diploma students serve as role models for their fellow students and peers. They also participate in appropriate large and small ensembles as assigned, often assuming a leadership position.

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Audition Requirements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring recorded video auditions for the preliminary round and live Zoom sessions for the final round.

Preliminary Round

Upload a recorded video audition of 45 to 90 minutes. Acceptable recordings include live performances, those made under lockdown using home equipment, those made without accompaniment, and older recordings. You are encouraged to send the best material you have, and the repertoire should accurately represent the full scope of your abilities.

Final Round

If you are selected for the final round, you will complete a live Zoom component that includes an interview, Q&A, and sample lesson. You will not be asked to perform in the interview. You will have the opportunity to submit further videos of your performances if you wish, but this will not be required.

Some performance areas have specific audition repertoire for Artist Diploma. For more information, visit your studio's page:

Degree Requirements

The artist diploma in performance from Lamont is a two-year program consisting of 27 credit hours. In addition to fulfilling credit requirements, students in the program must perform in three juried recitals and participate in the Lamont Honors Competitions (concerto and chamber music) at least once during enrollment in the program.


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