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Instrumental Performance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States
Students in the Instrumental Performance major from University of Maryland Baltimore County receive a solid grounding and experience in solo, chamber music, and large ensemble repertoire, preparing them for graduate school and work as a professional musician with emphasis on developing entrepreneurial skills.
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Overview

Faculty specializations include chamber music, American music, Japanese contemporary music, music by minority composers, new complexity music, extended instrumental techniques, Baroque string music, and improvisation. 

Special musical opportunities exist for students through an exchange program with the Nicolini Conservatory in Piacenza, Italy, and through collaborative projects with faculty and international graduate students in the Department’s Certificate Program in American Contemporary Music.

Goals and Objectives of the Instrumental Performance program at University of Maryland Baltimore County

  • Promote the highest levels of human aspiration and artistic integrity through the composition, documentation, and performance of music.
  • Develop an analytical, creative, and intuitive understanding of music as a cultural language.
  • Afford students opportunities for cultural and aesthetic experiences through active participation in music, enhance their understanding and appreciation of the arts, and foster interaction between music and the liberal arts.
  • Enrich the campus and the region through concerts, workshops, and other public events, and provide opportunities for traditional and contemporary musical expression by students, faculty, guest artists, and members of the community.

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:

  • Conducting
  • General Music Methods
  • String Methods
  • Arts in Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    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:

    7

    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

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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