• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At least 65% of the String Performance degree at Liberty University  is specifically devoted to music studies on one level or another.

In addition to their core music classes, students participate in courses focused on string techniques, string pedagogy, and string literature. Students are also required to complete a junior and senior recital, as well as an internship.

Our bachelor’s degree in string performance will help you prepare for a career in the music industry. You will learn how to teach string instruments and conduct ensembles, giving you the skills you need to become a private music teacher or lead a youth or community orchestra. In addition, you will learn about entrepreneurship and the Christian music community, opening the door to pursuing a career as a professional musician.

Career Opportunities for Our String Performance Bachelor’s Program Graduates

  • Accompanist
  • Conductor
  • Professional musician
  • Private music teacher
  • Music therapist (requires graduate study)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Submit your application by the priority deadline of Dec. 31. After this date, it's best to have your application for fall admission submitted by May 1.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Harmonic Practices and Theory
  • Music History: Antiquity–1750
  • Basic Conducting
  • Commercial Improvisation Techniques 
  • String Techniques
  • Inquiry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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

    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: 3.15

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.15 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

Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on the following factors:

  • Cumulative (unweighted) GPA from high school or college
  • GED scores (if applicable)
  • Consistency and trends of grades
  • Results from the SAT, ACT, or CLT
  • Essay submission
50% of admitted students come from within the following mid-ranges:
  • High School GPA: 3.15-3.83
  • SAT (ERW* and math only): 1020-1220
  • ACT composite: 20-27

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lynchburg

  • 942 - 1540 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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