Apply For Certificate Program

CSCM accepts applications for new students to begin in the

FALL and SPRING quarters.

  • $120 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Complete the Online Application Form
  • Copy of High School Diploma or its equivalent (must be in English – guidelines below)
  • Copy of photo ID (driver’s license or passport)
  • Audition (one audio, or video performance in any musical genre*)

All materials may be uploaded through the music department website Online Application page.

NOTE: If official documents (transcripts, diplomas, etc.) are in a foreign language, they must be translated into English by either notary public or by recognized credential evaluation organization)


The Cornel School of Contemporary Music is excited to announce a special scholarship opportunity for the Certificate Program for Fall 2017/Spring 2018. The Shepherd University Board of Trustees has approved the budget for the music department to award 50 scholarships of 50% off tuition for the entering classes in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  Fall classes begin on October 9, 2017.

A limited number of scholarships are available so apply today to be considered. Open to Performance majors on keyboard, drums, bass, guitar and voice.

Regular tuition $20,000/year – SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY – $10,000/year


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