• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
Whether your interests lie in performance, music education, technology or other areas, the Music program of The University of Akron can help you make a rewarding career choice.
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Music Fundamentals

The comprehensive curriculum of the Music program of The University of Akron combines:

  • traditional classroom instruction
  • individualized instruction
  • practical experiences

Our Faculty

  • are highly accomplished in their areas of specialization
  • have careers as principal players in professional orchestras
  • are composers and theorists

Hands-on Experience

The School of Music offers an array of hands-on learning experiences:

  • music studios
  • computer lab
  • electronic music studio
  • practice modules
  • 250-seat Guzzetta Recital Hall
  • 3,000-seat E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Real-world Experience

Music majors are encouraged and required to hone performance skills by participating in a wide variety of performing ensembles. Opportunities on campus include:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • University Orchestras
  • Steel Drum Band
  • UA Marching Band
  • Akron New Music Ensemble
  • jazz ensembles and combos
  • brass, woodwind and guitar ensembles
  • string trios and quartets
  • percussion ensembles

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in music offers a variety of career options, such as:

  • instrumentalists
  • singers
  • music directors
  • composers and arrangers
  • production
  • business
  • communications
  • law
  • music education

Career Outlook

Opportunities are expected to continue to grow in the music field, particular for individuals who are adept at diverse styles.

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:

  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Class Piano
  • Theory and Musicianship
  • Music Literature
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • Music History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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