• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Music program of Loyola Marymount University is a truly dynamic place to study - full of energy, enthusiasm and a sense of purpose set within a liberal arts environment. Our students excel as performers in ensembles and as soloists, develop music production and leadership abilities, and attain high academic standards in formal writing, analytic skills, as well as oral communication.
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What the Music Program Offers

At the Music program of Loyola Marymount University, we offer a truly personalized approach to musical education, housed in state-of-the-art facilities in the second-largest music market in the United States. Our students work side-by-side with faculty experts active throughout Los Angeles, the U.S. and on the international stage.

Personalized Approach

All our music courses are faculty-taught and boast a low student-faculty ratio that allows for close personal attention and an individualized experience. The program offers a balanced curriculum in musicianship, historical perspectives and music performance. Music majors enjoy four years of private applied lessons as part of their tuition, in addition to professional accompanists for all lessons, auditions, juries, and recital preparation.

Student Outcomes

With concentrations in Contemporary Styles and Practices, Instrumental Studies, Vocal Studies, Theory/Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Conducting, our bachelor’s degree in music prepares students for a variety of graduate study opportunities, as well as a broad array of careers immediately following graduation. Our graduates pursue fulfilling careers as musicologists, composers, conductors, arts administrators, music educators and professional performers, as well as in fields outside of music.

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 include:

  • Music Theory & Form
  • Aural Skills
  • Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction
  • Instrumentation
  • World Music Cultures
  • Music History: Antiquity-1600

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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application
  • Auditions are required for admission to the music major and minor at LMU, and serve as scholarship consideration for any qualified applicant. Applicants may either audition live on our in-person audition dates, or submit recordings. For recorded auditions, the required pieces should be uploaded as separate video or audio files.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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