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Piano, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Piano program of Northwestern University is designed to prepare young artists for the multifaceted opportunities awaiting them in today’s music world.
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Overview

The Piano program of Northwestern University curriculum is centered around individual private lessons, where students are encouraged to explore the incredible variety of repertoire available to pianists. Performance opportunities abound and include studio classes, weekly recital hours, a concerto competition, and opportunities for performances off campus. In addition, there are many competitions in the Chicago area which offer performances as well as cash prizes.

Program highlights

The piano faculty is comprised of experienced artist-teachers whose careers represent a diversity of backgrounds. Their comprehensive approach to education encourages students to cultivate their own voices and musical values. The relatively small size of our program—typically less than 50 students total in all degree programs—creates a community that is collegial but motivated toward achievement.

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
  • Ensemble
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Piano Forum

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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