Music Performance

Winthrop University

Master On Campus
12 months
29506 USD/year
29506 USD/year
15318 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The purpose of the BA degree with a major in Music Performance at Winthrop University is to provide a general music education within a liberal arts setting. Students acquire and expand their knowledge of musicianship and performance which serve to develop their creative and musical potentials.


It is the mission of the Department of Music at Winthrop University to offer nationally accredited music programs that provide students with opportunities to explore their intellectual and creative potentials through liberal arts, music education, and Music Performance degrees to prepare them for a life of professional, academic, and community service.

At the culmination of applied study, near the end of the degree program, and at least two weeks prior to final examinations, the student will present a full recital of least 50 minutes performance as part of the degree requirements. Students meeting degree performance requirements must be enrolled for applied music study in the semester or term in which the recital is given.

Mission Statement

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Music Performance
  • Music Theory
  • Music Education 
  • Music History 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




34 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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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

  • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcript must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.
  • Have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Submit an acceptable score on the verbal and quantitative sections of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination*, the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT), or the PRAXIS II Examination in music education; 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    15318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7659 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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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