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Music Performance, B.A., B.S.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Wayne, NE, United States
You’ll also get to choose from a wide variety of groups, bands, and choruses on campus to enhance your musical education. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your career in music or move on to even more opportunities through graduate work.
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We foster the development of musical talent and prepare you for careers in the music industry or music education. Wayne State provides a rich musical experience for all students and contributes to the musical life of the community and state, as well as the college. Whether you are a music major or want to take part in music as an extracurricular activity, you have a variety of musical selections to choose from: marching band, orchestra, jazz band, and other smaller ensembles, as well as concert choir, Mariachi, Madrigal Singers, and show choir. 

In addition to so many chances for musical involvement, Wayne State has several excellent facilities used for performances. The beautiful Peterson Fine Arts Building is home to the Lied Performing Arts Center and Ramsey Theatre, which seats nearly 700 spectators and helps performers gain a better understanding of the necessary scale of projection required to fill a large house. Peterson also houses numerous classrooms and practice rooms for the variety of musical groups or if you need a quiet space to practice your instrument or vocal talent. Ley Theatre in the Brandenburg Education Building lends a classic atmosphere to productions and seats just over 300, a perfect venue for faculty and student recitals, and other smaller performances.


We are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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 include:
  • Music Theory IV 
  • Aural Skills IV 
  • Technology 
  • Diction for Singers 
  • Class in Piano IV 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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General Requirements

  • To be admitted to Wayne State, you must graduate from an accredited high school.

For this reason, we strongly recommend the following high school curriculum. 

  • English/Language Arts 4 units (years)
  • Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 units (years) 
  • Social Studies/History 3 units (years) 
  • Sciences 3 units (years) 
  • A final high school transcript documenting official graduation date from that high school must be submitted .
  • All freshman applicants under the age of 21 are expected to submit test scores from either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The ACT is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wayne

  • 966 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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