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Music, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , VT,
UVM offers several ways to explore your love of music. You can pursue music as a generalist while also focusing on other areas of study, you can explore music intensely and with the eventual goal of a professional degree in music performance, or may know early on that you wish to share your love of music with others as an educator.

About

A student who chooses the Bachelor of Music degree program at The University of Vermont is typically preparing to become a career musician such as a performer in an orchestra, band, chamber ensemble, or jazz group; as a soloist; or perhaps as a composer or music theorist. Students choose the B.Mus. because it allows them to concentrate on achieving these goals through concentrated hands-on work with their craft.

What is the difference between a B.Mus. degree and a B.A. degree in music?

A Bachelor of Music is a professional degree that requires more credit hours in music. B.Mus. students must complete the same general distribution requirements of the B.A. Because of the additional music courses required, B.Mus. students are not required to pursue a minor.

Career

  • professional performer
  • composer
  • music educator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The B.Mus. curriculum teaches the performance side of music while also teaching the practical and academic skills to be a successful professional musician. In addition to the degree requirements for the B.A. with a concentration in performance (36 credits), B.Mus. students complete an additional 40 credits in ensembles, private lessons, additional music electives, and solo recitals.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.7 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).

  • Electronic Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application Fee of $65.00
  • Email addresses for three people who will provide letters of recommendation.  This information is submitted within the application and letters are sent from the recommender directly to us through the application portal. 
  • One transcript from each institution you have attended, including the one you currently attend.  Unofficial transcripts uploaded by you are sufficient for the review process for most programs (Public Health applicants, please review your requirements).
  • Residential Status Questionnaire (for in-state tuition purposes)
  • Test scores for English proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    40176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40176 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    15936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15936 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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