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Music with Piano Performance, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Santa Clarita, CA, United States
This Music with Piano Performance degree from The Master's University is designed for the serious pianist who is interested in pursuing a career as a performing artist, in solo or collaborative settings and within the context of both sacred and secular environments. 
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Overview

Music with Piano Performance degree from The Master's University is a professional degree designed for those with a strong music background who anticipate a vocation in music. Students are expected to have moderate to strong musicianship skills (basic music theory, ear training, and sight-singing) along with piano training and performance experience. Recommended piano literature difficulty is comparable with the Royal Conservatory of Music or Certificate of Merit levels 8 or above.

Careers

Alumni pursue graduate work in piano performance, collaborative piano, and conducting as well as Master’s of Business Administration degrees. Alumni work as collaborative pianists, assistant conductors, and staff accompanists in educational and professional music organizations around the country. 

Additionally, TMU pianists hold church positions as both pianists and music directors throughout the world. Many also own their own independent piano studios or teach in local music schools around the country and have award-winning students.

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:

  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Individual Instruction in Piano
  • Advanced Piano Literature
  • Music Theory 
  • Aural Skills 
  • Music & Art for Musicians

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Personal Statements
  • Application fee
  • Pastor’s Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • SAT or ACT score submitted
  • Read TMU statement & handbook
  • Complete Financial Aid Application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13975 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13975 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Santa Clarita

  • 1290 - 2230 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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