• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
Pursue your love of music with courses in music theory and music history and develop your artistic gifts by improving your individual performance skills. You’ll deepen your knowledge of Western and non-Western music from ancient to modern times and apply principles that lead to an intellectual grasp of the music and your ability to perform. This Music program is offered by Assumption College.
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Whether you major or minor in Music, you will feed your intellectual desire to learn more and fulfill your passion to perform. Private lessons are available for voice or a variety of instruments.

Opportunities to perform at Assumption College  

  • AC Chorale. The College’s auditioned concert choir of 50-60 voices performs on campus and throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their concerts feature full orchestra and instrumental ensembles. The Chorale’s international concert tours have taken them to Italy, Russia, Greece, and, most recently, France, where they sang at Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • A cappella at Assumption. VOCE is the select mixed a cappella ensemble for advanced Chorale singers. In addition, student-run groups give students an opportunity to explore different types of music without instrumental accompaniment.
  • AC Band. A 40-50 member concert band of students, faculty and occasional community members perform concerts throughout the school year.
  • AC Jazz Ensemble. This ensemble focuses on stylistic performance of small group jazz, with opportunities for solo improvisation.
  • AC String Camerata. Students who play string instruments can keep up their playing in this chamber ensemble that explores the repertoire for string orchestra.
  • AC Advanced Flute Choir. Advanced flutists can participate in an ensemble that performs advanced chamber literature for flutes.

Career Opportunities

There are an interesting array of opportunities in television, theater, the recording industry, advertising, marketing, education and human services for music graduates. Students are also well prepared to enter graduate programs in music performance, composition or other areas.

Our graduates find careers in:
  • Composing
  • Performing
  • Advertising
  • Art therapy
  • Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • History of Music I
  • History of Music II
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Conducting
  • Music Theory III

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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43177 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43177 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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