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Music – Advanced Performance

University of British Columbia

48 months
37460 CAD/year
6241 CAD/year
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In the Music – Advanced Performance program from University of British Columbia stundents will study music theory and technology, musicianship, and more alongside four years of private instruction in piano, opera, a standard orchestral instrument, voice, guitar, harpsichord, or organ.


Students admitted to the Music – Advanced Performance program at University of British Columbia may follow one of four streams: General Studies, Advanced Performance, Scholarship, or Composition. Every stream includes four years of private lessons in an instrument or voice, along with ensemble performance (4 years), music scholarship (3 years), and non-music electives (4 years). 

The distribution of required and elective courses, in Music and in other subjects, is different for each stream. If you can meet the highest standards of performing ability, you may select a Major in Advanced Performance. You can specialize in a standard orchestral instrument, opera, voice, piano, guitar, harpsichord, or organ.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Music 
  • Music Technology
  • Aural Skills 
  • Music Performance (Major)
  • Principles of Musical Form
  • Chromatic Harmony and Voice Leading
  • Musical Forms
  • Compositional and Analytical Approaches to Post-Tonal Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to UBC, you must successfully meet the general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as the degree-specific requirements that depend on which country you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to.
    • English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are nine different ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
    • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37460 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37460 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6241 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6241 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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