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Music - String Performance, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greenville, SC, United States
The Music - String Performance program offered by Furman University is recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive in the nation among liberal arts colleges.
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Overview

We offer two different degrees in music: the flexible Bachelor of Arts in Music and the Bachelor of Music, a professional degree with majors in performance, education, church music, theory, and composition. Both programs feature one-on-one instruction and studies in a broad range of musical genres. So whether you’re interested in chamber or symphonic, jazz or opera, classical or contemporary, on any instrument, it’s all here at Furman.

Areas of Study - Opportunities for Majors and Non-majors

  • Keyboard - Piano / Organ Area
  • String Area
  • Vocal / Choral Area
  • Winds and Percussion Area
  • Jazz Studies

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:

  • Literature of the Instrument 
  • Basic Musicianship
  • Introduction to Music Literature
  • World Music
  • Music History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Choose an application plan
  • All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee
  • Submit your school report
  • Submit your high school transcript - A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language
  • Participate in an Optional Interview
  • Furman students intending to major in music must perform an audition and complete a music theory placement examination
  • Schedule an interview if you are home-schooled (only for national students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greenville

  • 1083 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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