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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sioux Center, IA, United States
The Music program of Augustana University is widely recognized for its tradition of excellence. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with the following majors: Music (Liberal Arts Major), Music Education/Instrumental and Music Education/Vocal.
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Areas of Study

The Music program of Augustana University offers performance experiences that include international and regional touring, performances in the renowned Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion, and the opportunity to perform and learn from nationally known visiting artists.

Large and chamber ensembles are available in vocal and instrumental studies. Choral, band, symphonic, operatic, solo, chamber and jazz are some of the varied opportunities for students at Augustana. Ensembles are open to the whole campus community, and there are more than a dozen performing groups engaging music of all eras and styles. Keyboard majors rehearse and perform on the highest quality concert pianos and organs. Class sizes in theory, history, and conducting are purposefully small to enhance learning and class participation.

If you are interested in auditioning for our music ensembles, we welcome you! First of all, anyone can audition. You do NOT need to be a music major to be in any of our ensembles. You do, however, need to come ready to share your musicianship and perform to the best of your ability during your audition. Leave your nerves at home or in your residence hall room — we are eager to meet (and hear) you!

Distinguished teachers, talented students, supportive public: these are the people who make the School of Music at Augustana University a nationally recognized center for musical learning, serving and sharing. A talented faculty of performers, conductors, composers and authors, drawn from the nation's finest conservatories and universities, work to develop the whole person in the context of a caring academic community of outstanding students and enthusiastic audiences.

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 I: Basic Concepts and Skills
  • Aural Skills Lab I
  • Music Theory II: Melodic Structures and Diatonic Harmony
  • Music History and Literature to 1750
  • Music History and Literature:1750 to Present
  • Conducting

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.

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    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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    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: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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

  • Apply online using the Augustana online application form or using the Common Application.
  • All secondary and post-secondary transcripts and/or national exam scores.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
  • A Personal Statement (250 words minimum) describing a significant challenge you have overcome.
  • College Preparation Test Scores and/or English Language Test Scores from one or more of the following tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, PTE, IKEN, TEC CBT, ELS Language Center's.
  • Financial Statement showing sufficient resources to support yourself for one academic year.
  • Completed International Student Financial Ability Form.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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