• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Music from Idaho State University provide a broad cultural background for careers in music teaching, performance, graduate study, and music-related work. 

Graduates with Music from Idaho State University will:

  • gain professional level performing experience in a variety of settings including large ensemble, small ensemble, and solo performance. These performance experiences will culminate in the presentation of a solo recital in the senior year.
  • gain a broad understanding of the history of music, focusing primarily upon Western musical culture, but also including an overview of world musics. Students will gain an understanding of how music functions within society and culture.
  • gain a broad understanding of music theory, including part writing, analysis, and composition.
  • develop ear training skills, including the abilities to hear and notate pitch, intervals, chords, and rhythms. Students will be able to hear and identify procedures and large scale structures that are used in music.
  • gain knowledge and experience in the art of teaching music.
  • gain and be able to display basic competencies on piano, including performance, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, and proper piano technique.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits

    120-121

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theory of Music 
  • Recital Attendance 
  • The World of Music 
  • Aural Skills
  • Theory of Music 
  • Music History 
  • Form and Analysis
  • Senior Recital

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • 18 ACT or 1030 SAT (950 old SAT)
  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • English Proficiency 
  • Submit your school transcripts and records
  • Submit proof of financial support
  • Submit a copy of the biographical page of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24494 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24494 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7872 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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