Music Certificate Program

The FSPA Music Certificate Program recognizes those students who participate in a variety of musical activities at the Flint School of Performing Arts, and provides a pathway to those students seeking to become well-rounded musicians. The Music Certificate Program also provides a thorough "college-prep" curriculum for those students who want to attend college for music.

 Guidelines

· All classes/ensembles must be taken at FSPA, and are to be completed during one academic year. Recitals may be given in summer.
· Students must register for 36 music lessons.
· Students must fill out a Performance Attendance Card for each concert they attend, and return them to the Certificate Coordinator, Rob Kratz. 
· Voice, keyboard, guitar, and harp students may need to substitute other classes or activities for the ensemble requirements. This will be done in collaboration with the appropriate Department Chairperson, the student's music lesson instructor, and the Certificate Coordinator.
· Adult students may also need to substitute other classes or activities for the ensemble requirements.
· Levels may be repeated. 

Level 1
· 45-minute music lessons
· Participate in 1 Ensemble (Large, Mid-sized, or Chamber)
   • Or 1 "elective" if no ensemble is available
· Solo performance at a studio/department recital or masterclass.
· Attend 4 FIM-sponsored concerts or masterclasses (as an audience member)

Level 2
· 45-minute music lessons
· Participate in 1 Large Ensemble
· 1 additional "elective"
· Perform a 30-minute solo recital
· Attend 6 FIM-sponsored concerts or masterclasses (as an audience member)

Level 3
· 60-minute music lessons
· Participate in 1 Large Ensemble
· 1 additional "elective"
 
One of the following:
· Piano Class (or 30-minute Piano lessons). Keyboard students may substitute 30-minute lessons on a secondary instrument, including organ, accordion, or harpsichord.
· Theory Class (or 30-minute lessons). Must be taken with FSPA Music Theory/Composition Instructor Bill Withem. 
 
· Perform a 60-minute solo recital
· Attend 6 FIM-sponsored concerts or masterclasses (as an audience member)
· Attend 2 other professional/college concerts (as an audience member)

For questions regarding approved activities, dual enrollment, etc., please contact the FSPA Office at 810-238-1350, ext. 3.
REQUIREMENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE