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Brass Performance, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, IL,
The Brass Performance programme offered by Roosevelt University prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students learn from master teachers who can be seen and heard on some of the greatest stages in the world. Our students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.


Orchestral instrument students collectively make up the largest, most culturally diverse group in the Music Conservatory. These students model the character and traditions of Roosevelt University, working together daily toward common musical goals in small and large ensembles while still maintaining their individual artistic voices.

For students who are looking for an intensive music conservatory experience paired with the rich musical and cultural experiences provided by living in a major city, the CCPA Brass Program will prepare help prepare students for a successful career in music. CCPA's emphasis on entrepreneurial activities also prepares students for multiple career opportunities after graduation.

The purpose of the Brass Performance programme offered by Roosevelt University is to prepare students for careers as a solo, chamber, and ensemble performers, and to routinize in students the habits consistent with success in the professional environment. The undergraduate program's objectives are to:

  • develop students' capabilities as performers, addressing technical proficiency, knowledge of history and practice specific to their instrument family, and broad awareness of musical styles and repertory;
  • develop students' musicianship through a comprehensive curriculum of written and aural skills, conducting, analysis, history, and literature;
  • train students to be effective musical collaborators through comprehensive experiences in large and small ensembles, performing music of all periods and genres (including new music and opera);
  • balance the focused music curriculum and support the student's intellectual interests with a wide choice of academic electives;
  • expose students to the entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities of a music career.

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 included:

  • Private lessons
  • Large and small ensembles
  • Musicianship
  • Music history
  • General studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Self-report cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Note, official transcripts and test scores are only required upon the request of Roosevelt University.
  • Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.
  • Though not initially required, a personal statement, essay, letters of recommendation, and/or official transcripts may be requested after initial review of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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