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Strings, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Strings program of Northwestern University has assembled one of the finest string faculties in the nation. Each teacher is recognized not only for performing ability and scholarship but also for a love of the creative process that transforms a talented young instrumentalist into an accomplished professional musician.
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Overview

The Strings program of Northwestern University values individuality, bringing out each student's unique musical talent and creativity.

Program highlights

In addition to weekly lessons with faculty members, students gain valuable performing experience by participating in weekly studio classes with faculty and peers. String majors select from a wide variety of professional studies courses, including a comprehensive program in string orchestral studies, lute and guitar history and literature, guitar pedagogy, harp orchestral studies, and harp pedagogy. In addition to a bachelor of music, master of music, and doctor of musical arts degrees, the Bienen School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue dual degree programs with other schools in the University.

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:

  • Applied Lesson
  • Orchestra
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Writing / English Composition

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application sent to Northwestern University, including the non-refundable application fee of $75 or fee waiver
  • Secondary School Report (includes high school transcript and counselor recommendation letter)
  • Academic Teacher Recommendation
  • Music Teacher Recommendation (preferred but not required)
  • Required Standardized Test Scores
  • Music Audition and/or Portfolio Materials, via Bienen School application 
  • Early Decision Agreement (Early Decision applicants only)
  • Midyear Report (Regular Decision applicants only)
  • International Supplement to the Secondary School Report (international applicants only)
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam results (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 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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