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Music Performance, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Blair School of Music serves as a focal point at Vanderbilt for the study of music as a human endeavor and as a performing art. The Bachelor of Music Performance offered by Vanderbilt University provides a balanced education in music as a vital medium for the expression of the human spirit.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Music Performance offered by Vanderbilt University affords the professional student the opportunity to develop high-level musicianship, artistic sensibilities, and a strong commitment to the art, and will instill a lifelong desire to participate creatively as an artist in an ever-evolving musical culture.

Key facts:

  • The Blair School of Music enrolls students from over thirty-five states and foreign countries. Performance majors may also choose to enhance their studies by taking a minor or second major in another field, Blair alumni have gone on to pursue graduate study at major schools of music in the United States and Europe.
  • Through individual performance instruction, weekly performance classes, solo recitals, master class participation, and performance in chamber music and larger ensembles, students gain valuable experience to prepare for a career in music.
  • Because well-educated performers understand music's foundations and progression, the program also emphasizes knowledge of music theory, musicianship, conducting, and history/literature. In addition, all music students complete a varied liberal arts core of coursework. A school-sponsored referral service provides opportunities for student soloists and ensembles to gain performing experience for pay in Nashville.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Individual Performance Instruction
  • Weekly Performance Classes
  • Solo Recitals
  • Master Class Participation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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