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The artist diploma is a highly selective, nondegree graduate program for the specialized training of the gifted and accomplished performer in both classical music and jazz. The program focuses on the practical aspects of music performance: private instruction, solo performance, participation in musical ensembles, chamber music, skills in musicianship, and an introduction to career development.

For more information, fill out our request form, visit the course catalog, or see the graduate student handbook. 

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Paying for Your Education

School of Music Assistantships

An assistantship is an excellent opportunity to work closely with faculty, gain hands-on experience, and it provides a waiver of most of your tuition costs and a stipend. Learn more.

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You will need to be admitted by both the Ball State Graduate School and the School of Music. 

Entrepreneurial Studies

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The certificate in entrepreneurial music features an exciting environment where students take creative risks; develop entrepreneurial, marketing, networking, and grant-writing skills; and learn from successful artists/entrepreneurs. Through the 15-hour curriculum of both music and business courses, students learn valuable skills for success as musicians and entrepreneurs in the 21st century. School of Music students pursuing either the Master of Music or the Master of Arts can add this certificate program to their degree plans. Learn more.

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