• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Spokane, WA, United States
The Gonzaga Music Department is a center of vibrant performance and creative study for music majors, minors, and non-majors from all disciplines. This Music major is taught at Gonzaga University.
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Gonzaga’s students and faculty integrate musical excellence and innovation through a liberal arts education that includes performances, festivals, tours, interdisciplinary collaborations, and research. Majors and non- majors alike combine their passion for music with pursuing lives of leadership and service for the common good. Musical artists enable our community, nation, and world to inspire others, to creatively seek new solutions, and to build bridges among diverse people. Therefore, we welcome all students, regardless of major, to participate in music ensembles and private lessons.

With over 700 students participating in music ensembles, lessons, and courses each semester, we present over 75 performances each year. Our students and 34 faculty passionately pursue our Mission:

  • Prepare Music major at Gonzaga University for successful careers in the professional fields of education, performance, composition, church music through excellence in academic, research, and performance experiences.
  • Cultivate artistic expression and aesthetic appreciation among minors, non-majors, and the Gonzaga community through performances, academic courses, and individual study.
  • Enrich the Spokane community and the broader Inland Northwest through performances that exemplify musical excellence and innovation.
  • Serve as a resource for musical excellence and development for educators, students, and music professionals of the Inland Northwest through institutes, festivals, and clinics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Intro to Music Technology
  • Piano Class
  • Guitar Class
  • Group Voice Class
  • Solo Vocal Literature
  • Piano Proficiency Class

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online Common Application.
  • WAIVED: $50 application fee.
  • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
  • Personal Essay and Activities List.
  • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
  • Common Application School Report.
  • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation.
  • Copy of Passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Gonzaga recognizes student achievement through its scholarship program; 98% of incoming students receive merit scholarships.

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