This program is a three-year diploma with a strong emphasis on performance skills. A clearly defined talent in a performance area is critical, as is the potential for future musical growth. The Artist Diploma curriculum is centered around private applied lessons, masterclasses by resident and guest teachers, ensemble participation and a wide range of performance electives. There are extensive opportunities for solo, chamber music and ensemble performance as well as specialized courses in performance styles and literature, pedagogy, languages, world music, performance skills and the business of music. The core curriculum of this program is based on the first three years of the Bachelor of Music in Performance but does not include any required Arts & Science courses.
The Artist Diploma Program is not available to students completing, or who have received a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.