Collaborative Performance

Houghton College

32930 USD/year
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Collaborative performance majors are trained and talented instrumentalists whose true passion lies in the demanding, rewarding work of making music with others. The program in collaborative performance offers opportunity to deepen musical ensemble knowledge and skills in partnership with others, and with faculty who share these interests. 

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Whether one chooses an emphasis in instrumental chamber music or as a keyboard collaborator, this curriculum offers talented performers breadth and depth in musical collaboration.

The ideal candidate for collaborative performance studies will bring significant undergraduate experience in chamber music or as an accompanist. Sight-reading of ensemble repertoire will be expected as a part of the performance audition.

Should normally possess a Bachelor of Music degree or its equivalent, demonstrate strong interest and ability in collaborative performance, have substantial ensemble and/or solo repertoire in their résumé, and have good sight-reading ability. For collaborative arts majors, acceptable entering performance levels will be based on the applied levels required of Houghton College BM students for completion of the undergraduate curriculum in music education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Seminar in Music History
  •  Special Topics in Music History
  • Systems of Analysis and Contemporary Art Music
  • Advanced Orchestration

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
60 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to have your application for admission reviewed by the Admission Committee, the following items must be submitted:

  • A completed application for admission (apply online or print the application)
  • An official high school transcript (If you are a international transfer student, you are also required to submit all college transcripts)
  • A completed recommendation letter
  • A $40.00 non-refundable application fee (ask your counselor about getting this fee waived!)
  • TOEFL (required for non-English speaking students and may be required for students whose first language is not English

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