12 months
18590 USD/year
18590 USD/year
5260 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Music at the University of Utah affirms a four-fold mission to educate professionally-oriented students in composition, conducting, instrumental performance, jazz studies, music education, musicology, music theory, pedagogy, and vocal performance. Through rigorous musical and academic experiences, students achieve excellence.


The School of Music at the University of Utah affirms a four-fold mission to:
  • Serve the art of music and further the reputation of the School through performance, composition, research and publication, and the participation of its students and faculty in festivals, conferences, competitions, and recordings.
  • Provide a core of general and diverse music courses and experiences to enhance University students’ appreciation and knowledge of music as a distinct art form, and as it relates to history, society, culture, and the other arts.
  • Function as the State’s flagship institution serving as a center for intellectual, educational, and cultural musical activities within the university, community, region, and nation.
Over the past five years, few public research universities have risen in stature as quickly for both academic excellence and the creation of life-changing technological and medical innovation than the University of Utah. With the urban and cultural advantages of Salt Lake City out its front door, and the majestic Wasatch Mountains and some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities in the world in its backyard, the University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, currently hosting 31,000 students. In 2011, the University furthered its mission of excellence by joining one of the country’s most prestigious conferences— both athletically and academically—in the Pac-12.The University of Utah was established in 1850 and is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education. Salt Lake City is the home of the University and is consistently rated among the best places to live by Places Rated Almanac. The University is a major research institution and offers the BA, BM, MA, MM, DMA, and PhD music degrees with programs in composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, music technology, music theory, musicology, and performance. The School of Music is one of six academic units in the College of Fine Arts. Its excellent facilities accommodate over 375 majors and 90 faculty members. 

Programme Structure

  • Music Literature: Renaissance
  • Music Literature: Baroque
  • Music Literature: Classical
  • Music Literature: Romantic
  • Music Literature: 1900-Present
  • Music Literature: American Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Fill out the online application
  • Upload all required documents
  • Pay application fee
  • Complete and submit application
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university or from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in their home country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2630 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

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