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Music Performance, Bachelor of Music

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Rock Hill, SC, United States
It is the mission of the Winthrop University Department of Music at Winthrop University to offer nationally accredited music programs that provide students with opportunities to explore their intellectual and creative potentials through liberal arts, music education, and Music Performance degrees to prepare them for a life of professional, academic, and community service.
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Overview

The Department of Music is housed in the Conservatory of Music – an effective environment for study, practice, and Music Performance. The Department offers professional degree programs in a liberal arts setting. Our music programs are accredited nationally by the National Association of Schools of Music (since 1940), the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education(NCATE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Winthrop University has identified the arts as one of its areas of excellence.

Through a challenging curriculum and an excellent faculty, Winthrop offers four undergraduate and three graduate music degree programs, as well as extensive opportunities for performance in one of our many and varied ensembles. Additionally, we sponsor over 100 performances annually, most of which are free of charge and open to the general public. If you would like information about music scholarships, please check the link to the left of this page.

 All entering music majors must perform an entrance audition to be accepted into a music degree program. An audition for a music scholarship will also serve as the entrance audition. Auditions are scheduled at various times throughout each semester. New students also take the Basic Music Skills Exam which is scheduled during each of the entrance/music scholarship audition dates. All students must have performed an entrance audition and taken the Basic Music Skills Exam prior to summer orientation for fall enrollment, or prior to the beginning of the spring semester for spring enrollment.

Mission Statement

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

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 include:

  • Small Ensemble Requirement
  • Piano Class I-IV
  • Music Theory I-IV
  • Aural Skills I-IV
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Music History Sequence
  • Beginning Conducting, Form and Analysis
  • Keyboard Proficiency
  • Senior Recital:  Performance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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

  • Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts, mark sheets and examination certificates in their native language for all secondary and/or postsecondary coursework, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
  • Official and original results of any standardized tests, such as SAT and ACT examinations 
  • Official documentation of English proficiency (see specific English language requirements below).
  • A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60 must accompany the application.
  • A clear photocopy of identity page of passport (to ensure correct spelling of applicant's name and verification of birthdate).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14818 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14818 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15306 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7653 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rock Hill

  • 1024 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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