24 months
625 USD/credit 9375 USD/year
625 USD/credit 9375 USD/year
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Designed for students looking to expand professional opportunities as performers and private teachers, Butler University’s Master of Music in Performance program provides students with the necessary framework to build a meaningful career in music. 


The Performance degree is comprised of coursework over two or three years, and includes ample opportunities for participation in Butler University’s ensembles. All courses are taught by Butler’s leading faculty in music, many of which utilize collaborative technologies to allow for a flexible, hybrid degree plan. Students also find opportunities to teach through the Butler Community Arts School and perform frequently as solo and ensemble musicians.

Areas of study include:

  • Brass (euphonium, horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba)
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings (bass, cello, guitar, harp, viola, violin)
  • Woodwinds (bassoon, clarinet, flute/piccolo, oboe, saxophone)
  • Voice

Programme Structure

Required Courses:

  • Major Instrument or Voice lessons
  • Ensemble
  • Instrumental, Vocal, or Piano Pedagogy if not take as an undergrad or a Music Education elective
  • Research in Music
  • Music History Electives
  • Music Theory Elective
  • General Music Electives
  • Recital
  • Final Oral Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Butler Application
  • ​​A Professional Statement
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities
  • Resumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International applicants must take the TOEFL as well as submit additional financial documentation. See International Student Application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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