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Music, B.A.

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, NY,
The Music program at Manhattanville College offers many exciting opportunities for music majors and liberal arts students. Students at Manhattanville create and explore music in a wide range of settings and styles. Students develop professionally valuable skills, and they learn about music in great detail.


During the Music program at Manhattanville College, students are guided by our supportive and engaged faculty at every step. The Music Department offers a wide range of courses which are available to all students at the college, including courses in Music Performance, Music Business, Music Education, Music History, Music Technology, Musical Theatre, Music Theory and Musicianship, Jazz, and Composition.

Performance opportunities, open to all enrolled students, include orchestra, chorus, wind ensemble, large and small jazz ensembles, chamber chorus, chamber pop chorus, electronic music ensemble, chamber music, and a percussion ensemble. Repertoire for these ensembles runs the gamut from Handel’s Messiah to Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon, often with performances on and off campus such as the recent choral tours to Italy and Ireland.


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  • Actor/Actress, 
  • Artists and Repertoire Agent, 
  • Audio Production Specialist, 
  • Composer, 
  • Disc Jockey, 
  • Entertainment Lawyer, 
  • Librarian, 
  • Music Arranger/Orchestrator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National application is based on a rolling admission
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Music Department offers a wide range of courses that are available to all students at the college, including courses in:

  • Performance
  • Music Business
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Technology
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Studies
  • Composition
  • Musicianship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

To schedule an undergraduate audition, please observe the following guidelines:
  • A completed application for admission to Manhattanville College is required.
  • Submit an audition application and schedule a time online through Acceptd.
  • The instrumental or vocal performance of three compositions from different periods of music is required.
  • Pianists and vocalists must perform at least one work from memory.
  • B.A. in Music and B.Mus. in Music Education applicants must perform at least two works from the classical tradition.
  • Musical Theatre applicants must perform at least one work from the classical tradition; the other two pieces should come from different productions. 

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Tuition Fee

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    19060 USD/semester
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  • National

    19060 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    19060 USD/semester
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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