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Music Performance

Virginia State University

48 months
18627 USD/year
18627 USD/year
5540 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Music Performance Degree at Virginia State University prepares a student for a career in performance. Instruction is available in the following applied areas: Voice, Piano, String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion.


Twenty-one semester hours of applied music are required of all Performance Majors in their major applied area and three additional hours for the senior recital. 

Beginning with the second semester of matriculation each student is required to perform at least twice each semester on Student Seminar Recitals.

Key Features 

  • Proficiency requirements for graduation include, along with the core curriculum, the development of advanced performance skills which meet professional musical standards (e.g. the ability to execute music from memory, an outstanding sense of musicianship, and a substantial knowledge of the repertoire of his/her instrument.)
  • All Music Performance majors at Virginia State University are required to give a full recital at the end of their junior and senior years as partial fulfillment for the performance degree. A jury examination is required and must be passed six weeks prior to each recital.

Programme Structure


  • Vocal Performance
  • Keyboard Performance
  • Instrumental Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application                                          
  • Completed International Applicant Supplement
  • Official or certified copies of all academic records in Native Language to include examinations from the examinations councils (copies will not be accepted). 
  • Translated academic records/ transcripts, originals only, copies not accepted (We recommend World Education Services)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from test agency.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers.
  • Two letters of recommendation – Freshmen only (one must be from your Guidance Counselor). 
  • Personal Statement or essay on your Future Aspirations                                               
  • Proof of Immunization

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18627 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18627 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5540 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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