String Performance

Houghton College

12 months
645 USD/credit
645 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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For those with a passion to further their God-given talents and hard-won accomplishment, the Master of Music degree in String Performance at Houghton College offers the opportunity to develop musicianship and performance skills to a deeper level. 


Whatever the goal – eventually pursuing doctoral studies or active performance, or simply extending the discipline, knowledge, and skills used in the studio or the classroom – an experienced, active faculty stands ready to work with students in this exciting yet demanding endeavor. Holding earned doctorates or equivalent professional experience at a high level in opera, symphony, or as solo artists, the performance faculty challenge students to performance excellence. Large and small ensembles, ample solo performance opportunities, and excellent supporting academic courses all work together for the total growth of the performer.


To produce String Performance graduates from Houghton College who are prepared for any or all of the following, depending on their accomplishments and goals:

  • service as teachers and performers within their local and regional communities.
  • undertaking the establishment of a professional career via auditions, competitions, and further performance experiences.
  • beginning doctoral studies in performance and/or pedagogy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Music History
  • Special Topics in Music History
  • Advanced Orchestration
  • Sixteenth Century Counterpoint
  • Synthesizer/Computer Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Download application (PDF), or
  • Apply online
  • Graded Sample of Undergraduate Upper-Level Academic Writing in Music (preferably a history or analysis paper)
  • Repertoire List (see application for guidelines)
  • Transcript(s)
  • official undergraduate transcript(s)
  • official graduate transcript(s) if applicable
  • Personal Statement (see application for guidelines)
  • Audition Registration Form (You may Register Online.)
  • Include Accompanist Request for Audition (if applicable)
  • Scores for Accompanist (if applicable)
  • Application Fee ($40), unless received by Nov. 1.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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