Instructions (click to expand/collapse)
The Performance & Improvisation module is required.
Each module contains 4 microsemesters (materials and guidance for 4 full semesters,
which you may complete in 1-2 months each).
Choose two to seven modules, in your preferred sequence.
You may choose Advanced Improvisation,
or Schillinger System modules in the order best for you (we can help you decide).
The Schillinger System enhances all musical skills and is prerequisite to
Arranging/Orchestration, which is prerequisite to MediaScoring.
Changes to the sequence of modules may be made any time after you start;
new changes take place after the current module is completed.
This flexible approach allows you to design an academic program that best suits your goals.
Discounts and scholarships apply to fully-designed diploma programs.
The full cost of your USSCM program will depend its length and your personal discounts,
and can be calculated below.
For example, a typical basic program (two modules + two electives) costs approximately
which is about 10% the cost of residential music schools (including living expenses).
With or without Financial Aid,
USSCM's low cost and tuition plan puts professional music training within the reach of
everyone considering college.
When you are ready to choose your program, call USSCM and we can guide you in your choices.
If you're ready to start, please call USSCM (617) 666-4839 now to discuss your program!
STEP 2: Choose Your Program
STEP 2a: Sample Programs You Can Choose
Example 1 Performer/Songwriter
(If you mainly wish to be a performer of your original songs)
Performance, Schillinger, Advanced Improv, SongWriting
Example 2 Songwriter/Performer
(If you mainly wish to make a living as a songwriter who performs your own songs)
Performance, SongWriting, Schillinger, Advanced Improv
Choose This Program
Example 3 Professional Composer
(If you mainly wish to be a composer who works in recorded media)
Performance, Schillinger, SongWriting, Orchestration, MediaScoring
Example 4 Professional Musician
(If you mainly wish to be a very well-rounded career musician, who is ready for any assignment which comes along)
Performance, Advanced Improv, Schillinger, SongWriting, Orchestration, Media Scoring
STEP 2b: Design your USSCM Diploma Program
(If you leave this page and return, it may be necessary to reset your choices in the pull-down menus above to see your program again. Shipping costs are included for students receiving materials in the continental United States, but International shipping costs are not included with Diploma Tuition.)
STEP 2c: Apply Scholarships and Discounts:
Qualified Scholarships (call USSCM to apply)
I have qualified as a Larry Berk Scholar for the Schillinger Module. ($ 370 award)
Larry Berk Scholars show prowess in composition, and apply by submitting a recording of a major work with its accompanying score.
I have qualified as a Atlantic Records Scholar for the Advanced Improv Module. ($ 1875 award)
Atlantic Records Scholars have an active contract with Atlantic Records.
I have qualified as a Voice of America Scholar for the Improv Module. ($ 1875 award)
Voice of America Scholars have been featured in an article by Voice of America.
I have qualified as a Bluebird Cafe Scholar for the Songwriting Module. ($1875 award)
Bluebird Cafe Scholars have songs/compositions/performances in major distribution (fax label and mail CD).
Sub-Total Scholarship Award(s):
Apply qualified Discounts (fax proof at enrollment)
I am on active duty in the military or have an honorable discharge (fax discharge). (less 5% Diploma Program Tuition)
I have a Bachelor's Degree (fax diploma). (less 5% Diploma Program Tuition)
I am a music teacher with 30 or more active students (fax evidence). (less 5% Diploma Program Tuition)
I qualify for a
% total academic discount on my Diploma Program Tuition.
This amounts to a savings of $
on my Diploma Program Tuition.
Diploma Tuition Balance after academic discounts and scholarships:$
STEP 2d: Payment Option Discount:
I am paying in full for my Diploma Tuition.
I am paying in thirds for my Diploma Tuition.
Diploma Tuition Balance after Payment-In-Full Discount:
STEP 3: Choose Your Diploma Program Electives (two required):
STEP 4: View Your Program and Enroll:
(Shipping costs are included for students receiving materials in the continental United States, but International shipping costs are assessed on a per-country basis - in addition to the Diploma Tuition.)
My Diploma Program consists of the following modules:
My selected Electives / Certificate courses are:
(Electives are taken during your Diploma Program between microsemesters 3 & 4 and 7 & 8.)
(Diploma Program Candidates must choose a minimum of two electives)
(Non-diploma students may take any elective without prerequisite courses.)
(Shipping costs are included for students receiving materials in the continental United States,
but International shipping costs are not included with Diploma Tuition.)
I understand the terms of this enrollment application,
and, to the best of my knowledge,
I have physical ability to benefit from this course.
I intend to devote at least the minimum recommended time to my studies.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 --
Please have your parent or guardian or responsible person over 21 sign here.
Guarantor's signature is not required if you are in the Service.
Signature of Guarantor (type name here, sign faxed copy):
(Guarantor's relationship to Student)
Last Education Level:
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