48 months
60286 USD/year
60286 USD/year
40382 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a Music major, you’ll carry the study of music to an advanced level through the integration of performance, history, music theory and composition. This bachelor degree is available at Cornell University. 


Whether oriented toward eventual graduate or professional work in music or a more general approach, you can choose among courses from medieval chant to hip-hop, from classical-era European music to the musics of Latin America and Africa, from electroacoustic music to musical systems from around the globe. 

This bachelor degree in Music is offered at Cornell University. We also offer opportunities for performers through individual instruction in piano, violin, voice, percussion and other instruments, as well as through participation in our diverse instrumental ensembles. 

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hip Hop from a Global Perspective
  • Thinking with Music
  • Bach and Handel
  • Computers in Music Performance
  • History and Culture 
  • Performance and Lessons

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Common Application (CA)
    • The School Report
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Two Teacher Evaluations
    • The Midyear Report, when your mid-year grades are available
    • Official secondary/high school transcript
    • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Cornell University Questions and Writing Supplement (CA) or Cornell Supplement (UCA)
    • Items that are required by the Cornell undergraduate college or school to which you’ve applied: Interviews or portfolio and design submissions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    60286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    40382 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40382 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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