Certificate in Music Performance

Program Overview

The graduate certificate in Music Performance requires 15 semester credit hours.

Application Requirements

The items listed below are required for admission consideration for applicable semesters of entry during the current academic year. Submission instructions, additional details, and changes to admission requirements for semesters other than the current academic year can be found on The Graduate College's website. International students should review the International Admission Documents webpage for additional requirements.

  • completed online application
  • $20 nonrefundable application fee


  • $60 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed graduate course work (if applicable)
  • GRE not required
  • audition 


Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official PTE scores required with a 52
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and minimum individual module scores of 6.0

The certificate in Music Performance requires 15 semester credit hours.

Course Requirements

MU 5192Graduate Recital1
Applied Lessons
Choose 6 hours 6
Applied Voice
Applied Keyboard
Applied Woodwind
Applied Brass
Applied String
Applied Percussion
Music Ensemble Electives
Choose 2 courses2
Salsa Del Rio
Texas State Mariachi
Panorama Steel Drum Band
Opera Workshop
Concert Band
Women's Choir
Men's Choir
Chamber Music
Jazz Combo
Wind Symphony
Symphonic Winds
Texas State Chorale
University Singers
Texas State Symphony Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Lab Band
Mysterium for Contemporary Music Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Additional Graduate Music Electives
Choose 6 hours from MU, MUSE, or MUSP6
Total Hours15