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Musical Arts, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Bachelor of Music degree in musical arts provides a solid foundation in the art of music and includes preparation in the three basic disciplines—theory, literature/history, and performance.
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Overview

Each program of study provides a balanced education in music in addition to a liberal arts core. This 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 and as an audience member in musical pursuits in an ever-evolving musical culture.

This degree program focuses heavily on individual performance instruction in the classical tradition. Through solo recitals, master class participation, and performance in chamber music and larger ensembles, students gain practical experience and earn academic credit.

The program also emphasizes knowledge of music theory, musicianship and historical inquiry to help performers become well-rounded musicians. 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship and Keyboard Harmony
  • Music Literature/history
  • Conducting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

ALL Students applying to the Blair School of Music must submit two applications by the application deadline 

  • An application for admission to Vanderbilt, using one of three application methods (Coalition Application,  Common Application , or the Questbridge Application*) All required parts of your chosen form of application must be submitted and received by Admissions for live audition consideration. 
  • A Blair Acceptd application. Students must submit all required Acceptd application materials before the applicant can be considered for a live audition.

Acceptd Required Materials:

  • Two Artistic Recommendations
  • Headshot or Photo
  • Music Resume
  • Repertoire List 
  • Prescreening Video 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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