ALP Certificate Requirements

To receive the ALP Certificate, accepted students must complete the following requirements by the time they graduate 

COURSE & INTERNSHIPS: 6 credits minimum 

  • Complete 4 credits of ALC courses + 2 credits for internships
  • Take a minimum of 3 ALC courses (1 core course, 2 electives) to fulfill the 4 credits
  • Receive a “B” or above for any ALP course and an “S” for internships 

 

Require Core Course (select 1)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Offered
Entrepreneurial Thinking
ALC 210/410
2
Fall (online) & Spring (in person)
Career Skills for the 21st Century
ALC 212/412
2
Fall (in person & online)
Leadership Issues in Music
ALC 211/411
1
Fall (online)
 
 

To view all other ALP courses and view electives, click here.

Required Internships (select 2 semesters)

Course Title
Location
Course Number
Credits
Minimum Hours
Summer Semester
U.S. or International
ALC 280/480
1
120 hours
Fall Semester
Local (upstate NY)
ALC 280/480
1
85 hours
Spring Semester
Local (upstate NY)
ALC 280/480
1
85 hours
 

ALP CERTIFICATE MEETINGS & ADVISING SESSIONS: 3-4 per semester 

Each semester, there will be training sessions, meetings, advising sessions, and events specifically for the ALP Certificate cohort. These required activities will be outlined at the beginning of each semester. Some meetings will include pre- or post-event activities or assignments to complete. 

SPECIAL EVENTS: 1 per semester 

Students are required to attend 1 special event of their choosing each semester and provide a short reflection. These could include live Eastman presentations or online offerings such as podcasts or webinars. Content should incorporate both music/arts topics AND at least one the following topics: careers, arts management, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovative ensembles, technology, wellness, community engagement, and/or DEI training. This event must be outside of an ALC course in which you’re enrolled.