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Music Performance - Orchestral Instruments, Bachelor

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DeLand, FL, United States
No matter your instrument, at the Music Performance - Orchestral Instruments program from Stetson University you will find a dedicated studio teacher and the most passionate ensemble directors anywhere. Put in the practice time, and you will be prepared in technique, expression, repertoire studies and even pedagogy as you go on into your chosen career.
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Music is your life, your passion – it allows you to touch the humanity of others. You wish to strengthen your performance skills and broaden your musical and personal horizons. 

Program Overview

  • Bachelor of Music

You will perform frequently in concerts and student recitals in historic Elizabeth Hall. The annual Concerto Competition offers opportunities for solo performances with the Stetson Orchestra. You may audition for three large instrumental ensembles, chamber ensembles and for other performing opportunities, and you may get experience the pit of a fully staged musical or opera. The symphonic band has a history of performing at national concert events, the jazz ensemble performs throughout the state and nationally, and chamber ensembles have participated in national competitions, including MTNA, Fishoff and Colemann competitions.

Career Significance

As a student of the Music Performance - Orchestral Instruments program from Stetson University, you will be prepared to enter graduate programs at the best schools of music and conservatories in the country. Stetson graduates attend The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Yale University, Northwestern University, Rice University, the University of Michigan and Indiana University, among others. The Stetson curriculum includes training in conducting and pedagogy, which help prepare you for jobs in church music, managing professional ensembles and maintaining private teaching studios.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory 
  • Functional Keyboard
  • Music History
  • Aural Training
  • Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors
  • Music Culture
  • Musical Style and Analysis
  • Conducting 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.
Letters of Recommendation
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Writing Sample
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. 
Essay Topics
  • Discuss an issue of state, national or global concern to you.
  • If you could live your life fighting for one cause, what would it be and why?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47270 USD/year
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  • National

    47270 USD/year
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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