48 months
53232 USD/year
53232 USD/year
16178 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Music major at University of Michigan provides students with broad experience in the study of music (both creative expression and critical analysis), through musicology and music theory, along with introductions to musical composition and performance. 


The objectives of this Music major at University of Michigan are to encourage the study of music as art and culture in the many contemporary and historical contexts of its creation, performance, dissemination, reception, and representation, including an understanding of the relationships and distinctions among the musical cultures of diverse historical epochs, civilizations, and geographical regions. 

About the Program

Musical study fosters an awareness of the aesthetic, social, political, religious, and personal values that may be embedded in musical works and practices; an understanding of theoretical approaches to music and the relations between music and other arts and disciplines; and an awareness of the impact of technology on musical creation and production.

Programme Structure


  • Opera
  • History of Music - Middle Ages to Baroque
  • History of Music - Baroque to modern era
  • Composition
  • American Musical Soundscapes
  • Found Instruments: Building, Design, and Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Common Application or Coalition Application with $75 application fee* payment (Please note that both application options include specific University of Michigan questions, and there is no advantage to submitting one over the other.)
  • High school transcript (additional requirements by country)
  • School Report (Common App) or Counselor Recommendation (Coalition App)*
  • One Teacher Evaluation (academic teacher)
  • SAT or ACT score
  • TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores (for non-native speakers of English)
  • Official college transcripts (for high school students dual enrolled in a college or university; additional requirements by country)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53232 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53232 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16178 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 USD /month
Living costs

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


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