12 months
29864 USD/year
29864 USD/year
19754 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Students interested in pursuing a deeper musical education in performance, teaching, or conducting are encouraged to apply for the Music program of the University of Minnesota.


Program Details

The competitive Music program of the University of Minnesota trains musicians to develop a rich background of theoretical, analytical, and practice-based skills on the way to a wide variety of academic and professional careers in music.

The School of Music at University of Minnesota offers the MM degree with emphases in conducting (choral, wind ensemble/band, orchestral), collaborative piano & coaching, music education, and performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Piano: Music Major
  • Voice: Music Major
  • Topics in Music Education
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Orchestra
  • Musical Minimalisms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application to the University of Minnesota
    • The following programs require a recorded entrance audition: Conducting, Collaborative Piano & Coaching, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance
    • Personal Statement - should address your musical, scholarly, and personal experience and proposed course of study in 1-3 pages
    • Diversity Statement - focused on fostering a diverse student body, you may elect to submit a 1-3 page statement that identifies the distinctive qualities, characteristics, and life experiences you would contribute to your graduate program and the education of fellow students at the University of Minnesota
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Instructor/Advisor Preference
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    19754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19754 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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