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Music Performance, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Indiana, PA, United States
All the practice pays off when a musician takes the stage and gives a polished performance. As a Music Performance major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you'll expand your mastery of your primary instrument or voice under the expert guidance of the faculty.
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Overview

The Music Department's greatest resource is its faculty, composed of more than 30 full- and part-time artist-teachers, including a number of seasoned composers. Private, weekly, one-hour lessons are given throughout a student's college education, covering eight semesters for a total of 32 credits. You'll also take a series of eight classes in music theory and a variety of other courses.

Students in the Music Performance program from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, like those in the four other music bachelor's degree programs, are required to take part in ensembles. You can choose from more than 20 groups, including both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Through IUP's recital attendance policy, you'll grow in your knowledge of music and enjoy valuable opportunities to perform before an audience in our concert halls on campus.

Learning Outcome

  • Understand broad trends in Western music history and discover a diverse body of musical literature. They will evaluate the function and meaning of music-making across various cultures and historical eras. They will write effectively about the history of music.  
  • Examine and interpret the materials, forms, and conventions of Western art music. They will develop comprehensive musicianship skills, including score-reading ability and basic keyboard proficiency. They will write effectively about the technical features of music.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Choose from more than a dozen ensembles and four student organizations. Perhaps attend or perform at a conference. There are off-campus performances and groups that travel overseas.
  • We offer a Community Music School and give students the chance to talk with our guest artists. Our students have also been invited to perform with celebrities on stage through the Lively Arts.

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.

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  • 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.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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