48 months
43400 USD/year
43400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Music Education is a professional program at Valparaiso University and may lead to P-12 certification in a combination of vocal, instrumental, and general music.


The Music Education program curriculum at Valparaiso University strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions. 

The professional courses, taken through Valpo’s education department, develop students’ skills in pedagogy, curriculum development, and more.

Career Paths

Valpo prepares students for active roles in professional life, in schools, in churches, and in the community.

With that preparation, alumni of the music department pursue careers of varied kinds:

  • Teaching music in elementary and secondary schools, universities, and in private studios
  • Leading music in churches
  • Performing in bands, orchestras, and professional choral ensembles
  • Producing concerts and performances
  • Managing performers or musical organizations
  • Composing and arranging music

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Musicianship 
  • Music Theory
  • Development of Western Music
  • Basic Conducting
  • Music Theory
  • Music of the Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic Eras
  • Music of the Late Romantic and Modern Eras

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admissions. However, applying as early as possible after our application opens is recommended to have the greatest number of scholarship opportunities. The international deadline of May 1, is the preferred date.   


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your application to Valparaiso University
  • A copy of your passport
  • An official copy of your high school transcripts, with an English translation if they are in another language. Your transcripts are considered official if:They are sent directly from your guidance counselor or another high school official.
  • You bring them to campus in a sealed and stamped envelope that came directly from your high school.
  • They are sent directly from a credential evaluator, such as WES or ECE.
  • They are directly from a government sponsoring organization or EducationUSA officer.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43400 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Valparaiso

1223 - 1978 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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