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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Frostburg, MD, United States
Students in FSU’s Music program learn their art through classroom lessons and performances, providing confidence for auditions and a strong history of performances to draw from for first interviews. At Frostburg, you’ll receive a strong background in the basics of musical performance and have your choice of a broad variety of ensembles to join. 
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FSU’s Music major offers options in:

  • Vocal Performance
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music Management
  • Music Studies
  • Music Teaching Certification

Program highlights

  • Take your pick from a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles, including Wind Ensemble and University Chorale, along with smaller ensembles: Brass, String, Guitar, Woodwind, Percussion and Piano. You can also join specialized musical groups like Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Choir and the Opera Workshop. BONUS: Our ensembles are not restricted to just music majors! Anyone can participate in any of our ensembles!
  • Experience the world of music! FSU’s ensembles often travel to perform for audiences beyond the campus community, like the Chamber Choir’s recent tour in Italy.
  • Get ready for your future with a well-rounded liberal arts music program that provides you with a solid foundation in basics like pedagogy and management and fine-tunes your skills with ample performance experiences.
  • Shine in the classroom and on the stage! FSU’s Performing Arts Center features fully equipped MIDI and piano labs, two rehearsal halls and an exquisite recital hall with seating for over 450 patrons.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Tonal Analysis
  • Aural Musicianship 
  • University Chorale
  • Wind Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Chamber Guitar Ensemble
  • Private Instruction
  • University Chorale
  • Wind Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Chamber Guitar Ensemble

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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General Requirements

The University welcomes applications from undergraduate international students who demonstrate university-level language proficiency in English. Frostburg State University international student admission process focuses on three areas: (1) academic qualifications; (2) financial support; and (3) English language proficiency.

All students entering or re-entering the major are required to pass an audition in their primary performance area before being accepted as a music major. Students changing their primary performance area must re-audition before being re-accepted as a music major

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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