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Music Performance, B.M.

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Essex, MD, United States
Prepare for professional pursuits in the world of music. The Music Performance at Gordon College is a rare opportunity for students to receive acute musical training from highly accomplished faculty within the context of a Christian liberal arts curriculum. 
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You’ll improve your musicianship on your major instrument and gain hands-on performance experience through adjudicated solo recitals and master class participation. Exposure to diverse styles and principles will help you cultivate your own professional purpose as a musician.

Why study the Music Performance at Gordon College?

Be part of a strong, supportive community dedicated to academic and musical excellence, and to living at the intersection of faith and the arts. You’ll study under acclaimed faculty—with additional master classes by nationally renowned musicians—while performing in our state-of-the-art Phillips Recital Hall, designed by the architect behind the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Seiji Ozawa Hall. Plus, Gordon’s location offers the best of both worlds—a quiet environment conducive to focused study as well as quick access to incredible concerts on campus and in the nearby music and arts hub of Boston.

What careers can I pursue with a music performance major?

Under the wing of expert faculty who are accomplished professional musicians and mentors, your top-level training will prepare you for graduate school and careers in music, including:

  • Professional performance with an orchestra or chamber ensemble
  • Private studio teaching
  • Church or commercial music
  • Teaching at the collegiate level
  • Community program, youth, and adult ensemble leadership
  • Music therapy
  • Arts management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    136 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory
  • Music Theory Labs
  • Music History and Literature
  • World Music
  • 20th-Century Techniques
  • Conducting 
  • Pedagogical Practices: Instrumental 
  • Pedagogical Practices

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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