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Music - Instrumental Performance, M.I.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Music Education concentration in the Master of Music degree program provides advanced study of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools and professional preparation for those who already possess initial certification. 

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Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program provides advanced study of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools and professional preparation for those who already possess initial certification. 

 Other Master of Music concentrations provide specialized study in performance, conducting, and music theory. Graduate Assistantships are available in all areas and are awarded based on merit.  For theory, a score of 75% or better on the UCA music theory entrance exam is required. For performance and conducting areas, an audition with area faculty is required. For conducting and education areas, a taped performance of the applicant’s ensemble is required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Recital
  •  Ensemble
  • Instrumental Pedagogy and Repertoire II
  •  Instrumental Literature I
  • Instrumental Literature II
  • Music Research and Bibliography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  •  An audition with area faculty. Performance in the area of specialization is to reflect the basic proficiency of a college undergraduate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    662 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 662 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    444 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 444 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Conway

  • 878 - 1280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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