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Music Performance, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1139 (BCR) Normal, IL, United States
Students who choose Music Performance at Illinois State University can anticipate becoming a professional musician. Music Performance graduates should be willing to work flexible hours with an income equal to that of an entrepreneur.
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Overview

Music Performance students at Illinois State University should expect to spend the majority of their academic career rehearsing and practicing for the numerous performance opportunities here at Illinois State and at local performance venues. Among many other requirements, ensemble participation and solo recitals are an essential part of the plan of study.

Students will enter one of many School of Music studios, choosing from four performance sequences in the Music major:

  • Keyboard Performance
  • Voice Performance
  • Band and Orchestra Instruments Performance
  • Classical Guitar Performance

Careers

  • College/university professor
  • Professional self-employed musician
  • Military musician
  • Private music instructor
  • Church musician
  • Recording musician

Accreditation

Illinois State University operates under authority granted by the State of Illinois. Courses of study offered by Illinois State University are those authorized by the state through its Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students can apply as space allows
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Group Piano

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • International freshman students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless they have attended a U.S. high school for three or more years. 
  • However, submitting SAT or ACT scores may make you eligible for scholarships at the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26356 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26356 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Normal

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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