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Percussion, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Percussion program of Northwestern University provides a program of study in orchestral, solo, chamber, world and jazz idioms. Students work with world-class artists in both private and master class settings, creating an unequaled experience in percussion training.
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Overview

The Percussion program of Northwestern University comprises approximately 20 students: 12 undergraduates and 8 graduate students. All students perform in the major ensembles with the exception of doctoral students who fill in when needed. Ensembles include the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, two bands, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, as well as a Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Program highlights

Ensemble placement is determined through a screened "mini" orchestral audition process given three times each year (fall, winter and spring quarters). This is an excellent training experience for the professional world.

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
  • The Classical Canon
  • Historical Studies

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

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Funding

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