Contemporary Music Performance Advanced Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Music maintains and nurtures a commitment to creative and performing artists. Our programs in performance, composition, historical musicology, music theory and music librarianship, attract students from across the globe, and our alumni have gone on to pursue thriving careers in North America, and abroad. Our department presents over 150 concerts each year, with performances ranging from student ensembles to visiting artists of international renown. Furthermore, Western New York has a rich tradition of cultural activity with active arts communities in jazz and improvised music, film, poetry and drama.

Program Contact

Maria Portera
380 Academic Center
Buffalo, NY 14261
Phone: 716-645-6242
Fax: 716-645-3808

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 24 Hours


  • 1 Year

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.