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Music - Instrumental Performance

The University of the Arts

48 months
46530 USD/year
46530 USD/year
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As an Music - Instrumental Performance major at The University of the Arts, you can choose to learn one or many musical instruments including bass, drum set, guitar, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, vibraphone and woodwinds.


If you consider your instrument to be a true extension of yourself and your personality, if jazz or contemporary musical performance is what you want to do for a living, and if you’re a creative and critical thinker, then our Instrumental Performance program is a good fit for you.

The University of the Arts  will help put you on track to become a professional touring and recording musician, arranger, producer or music director.


Throughout your studies on the Music - Instrumental Performance program, you will sharpen your technical and improvisation skills on your instrument. You will master your overall musicianship during core study subjects of arranging and orchestration, music business, music history, music theory and technology. 

Through private lessons and ensembles, you will increase your command of diverse repertoire and styles. Find more information on our ensembles in the Facilities tab below.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory 
  • Musicianship
  • Class Piano
  • Freshman Improvisation 
  • Music Technology Survey 
  • Instrument Instruction 
  • Comprehensive Musicianship 
  • Chorus 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an Application for Admission.
  • Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  • Submit official High School Transcripts. 
  • Submit a Writing Sample.
  • Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.
  • Though not required, feel free to submit any of these Optional Materials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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