Artist Diploma

Artist Diploma Admission, Audition, and Scholarship Information (for students entering Fall 2018 or Spring 2019)

The Artist Diploma is a program for the most advanced and gifted young performers who, by their performance and credentials, demonstrate that they have serious potential to become concert artists. The program is designed to provide intensive study and performance opportunities under the guidance of master teachers in preparation for a concert career.

Admission to the program requires the recommendation of the relevant faculty and the approval of the Director of the School of Music. Applicants must first submit a prescreening video performance for review and those that qualify receive an invitation to perform a live audition. All international applicants must submit a TOEFL score. Those scoring below a 75 will be required to interview with a faculty committee in the area, either in person or via Skype, as a part of the admissions decision.

The Artist Diploma is a three-year program, offered at both the pre-baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in the program.

Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 15


[via U.S. Postal Service]
TCU School of Music Non-Degree Programs
Attn: Paul Cortese
TCU Box 297500
Fort Worth, TX 76129

[via Courier Service (DHL, FedEx, UPS)]
TCU School of Music Non-Degree Programs
Attn: Paul Cortese
2800 S. University Drive
Ed Landreth Hall, Suite 120
Fort Worth, TX 76129

If using the U. S. Postal Service, the School of Music recommends that applicants send their materials First Class Mail and utilize the USPSís Delivery Confirmation Service.


There are many scholarship opportunities available to TCU music students that make attendance more affordable. Music scholarships are evaluated by audition until February 24, 2018. Application Deadline: February 15.

Click to view the 2018 audition dates.

Please note: Auditions will not be scheduled until the School of Music has received the applicant’s fully completed Application for Admission Non-Degree Program form and the online Audition Request Application. Final admission into the TCU School of Music as an Artist Diploma major will not be considered until the performance audition has been completed, all supporting materials have been received, AND the student has been fully admitted to TCU. Application deadline is February 15.

Take me to the online Audition Request Application. A $30 application fee is required. If you are unable to complete the online Audition Request Application, please contact the School of Music at (817) 257-4272.