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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sweet Briar, VA, United States
Serious study of music, within the richness of a liberal arts curriculum, expands students’ interior life and mind. Whether learning theory, composition or performance, music teaches us to think critically, to communicate ideas, and to work creatively.
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Overview

The music program at Sweet Briar College offers comprehensive study for students who want to major in music in a liberal arts setting. Courses are also available for non-majors seeking to broaden their cultural understanding of music or to study it as a performing art. Because we believe proficiency in musicology and performance are equally important, our curriculum balances historical/cultural, theoretical/analytical and applied (solo and ensemble) studies.

Students interested in teaching can choose a track toward teacher licensure in vocal music. Music minor options are history and theory and solo applied music. Sweet Briar also allows students to self-design a major in consultation with faculty advisors or to pursue an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Rudiments ot Music 
  • The Appreciation ot Music 
  • World Music 
  • Popular Music 
  • Opera Workshop 
  • Applied Composition 
  • Applied Conducting 
  • Applied Piano 
  • Applied Voice 
  • Applied Guitar 
  • Applied Strings 
  • Applied Woodwinds 
  • Applied Brass 
  • Accompanying 
  • Music Theory 
  • Classical and Romantic Music 
  • Concert Choir 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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