24 months
23440 USD/year
Tuition fee
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All Majors of the Music Performance program at Illinois State University are afforded the opportunity of intensive study in their medium with a highly qualified and professionally accomplished artist-teacher.

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Apply directly through to a Master’s degree. Just make sure you meet the graduate program requirements and the expected English language level. INTO helps you apply to multiple universities at once and the application process won’t cost you anything. Graduate Direct Entry students also receive a Direct Entry I-20 invitation that you will need to be permitted to enter the United States.

Educational opportunities of the Music Performance program at Illinois State University

Faculty members who are active performers will guide your preparations to enter the exciting and demanding world of music performance. Performance degrees are offered in all orchestral and band instruments, as well as in piano, guitar, and voice.

Illinois State University graduates in music performance have found successful careers in a variety of performance settings from major symphony orchestras, to the premier military bands, to Broadway and opera. Many pursue graduate degrees in performance at other leading music schools. In many cases this has led to a successful career in advanced teaching and performance at the college level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Introduction to Music Studies 
  •  Introduction to Music Studies: Theory and Collegiate Life
  •  Introduction to Music Studies: Music Literature
  • Music Theory 
  •  Group Instruction In Brass
  • Group Instruction In Strings 
  •  Group Instruction In Basic Musicianship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • Bachelor’s degree, minimum 2.8-3.25 GPA and English language requirements in one of the following tests. Additional requirements may apply.
  • Note: Entry requirements are subject to change and may vary by program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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