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Music, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oswego, IL, United States
Learn from accomplished professors and educators at State University of New York at Oswego in a very personalized Music program. Focus on the aspects of the music business that interest you most, such as performance, history, theory, music technology and recording, jazz studies, expressive arts therapy and arts management.
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You’ll find numerous performance opportunities in credit-bearing musical organizations and in private studio instruction open to all qualified students regardless of major. Develop comprehensive musicianship through a combination of two years of music theory, three semesters of music history, one year of piano proficiency and a minimum of two years of applied studio instruction and ensemble performance.

Develop your talent in private or group lessons; at State University of New York at Oswego, these are available on all instruments and voice, taught by talented faculty. Apply to join one of two large choirs, or select vocal ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble or jazz bands. Gain musical theatre and operatic experiences through our collaborations with the theatre department. Excel, and you may be eligible to join Mu Beta Psi, a national honorary Music fraternity, or Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society.

Career options:

  • Performer
  • Conductor
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Music producer
  • Music therapist
  • Music instructor
  • Sound designer

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 included:
  • Aural Skills 
  • Introduction to Music Literature and History 
  • Intermediate Music Theory I
  • Concert Attendance
  • Convocation
  • Advanced Music Theory 
  • History of Music Survey 
  • Senior Seminar/Capstone Experience 
  • Beginning Jazz Piano
  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Jazz Composition and Arranging
  • The Evolution of Jazz and Rock

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit transcripts: Mail all official college/university and secondary school transcripts (transfer applicants) or just your secondary school transcript (freshmen) to SUNY Oswego
  • Send in your English proficiency test scores: uccessful applicants will have a minimum English proficiency of 71 in TOEFL, 6.0 in IELTS, or 55 in PTE. 
  • Provide financial documentation: Send a copy of an original bank statement including a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for the first year via email to the International Student and Scholar Services Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 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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