Statement of Purpose
Due: December 1
Students in the Artist Diploma (AD) are immersed in a program uniquely tailored to their goals and aspirations as articulated in their Statement of Purpose.
The Statement of Purpose is an integral and extremely important part of their initial application materials. The Statement will assist the faculty in determining whether or not the Artist Diploma program is appropriate to the goals and aspirations of a given applicant.
In crafting your Statement, please describe in great detail what you expect to accomplish in the program and your long-term professional goals. Typically, the AD program for students in the instrumental track blends experiences in solo, chamber and orchestral performance and conforms to the highest professional standards. Students in the opera track focus primarily on preparations for entering the profession as is also the case for students pursuing a track in conducting. Understanding these different emphases within the AD program should assist you in developing your Statement of Purpose. The Statement should be three pages, double-spaced, at a minimum.