12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The University of Kentucky School of Music is internationally recognized for excellence in performance, music education and research in music. The Performance MM program is offered at University of Kentucky.


For over 100 years, the School has helped musicians prepare for careers as performers, educators, researchers, and a wide array of leadership positions both in and outside of the field of music. More than 400 students benefit from world-class teaching and the broad academic offerings of a major university. Students have abundant opportunities to participate in prestigious ensembles – from orchestras to choirs to the Wildcat Marching Band – that perform throughout the U.S. and the world.

Highlights - Performance MM program at University of Kentucky

  • Students at the UK School of Music enjoy hundreds of opportunities each year to perform in solo recitals, chamber groups and our more than 30 diverse instrumental and vocal ensembles. 
  • Our ensembles have performed at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall and have enjoyed international tours to China, Italy, France, Spain and more.  
  • Our students have performed with renowned artists including Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and more.  Our faculty are world reknown performers you can see in places like Rome, Prague, Paris, London, Moscow, Hong Kong, New York, and Los Angeles every year practicing their craft.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory 
  • Major Instrument Study 
  • Recital Attendance 
  • Music History 
  • Music Communication: Oral Communication of Music
  • Music Communication: Written Communication of Music
  • Piano Proficiency

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV. Should include:
- Name, address, e-mail, and phone number- Education (institutions, degrees, dates, majors)- Work Experiences (locations, dates, teaching, and other professional experiences)

- Presentations/Recitals/Publications/Clinics (include locations and dates). Include a list on a separate page, if you can, of papers you have written, whether published or unpublished.

  • Personal Statement: Please submit a one-page statement (at least 150 words, 3 paragraphs suggested) expressing your motivation for seeking this degree from the University of Kentucky and how this degree fits into your goals for the future. 
  • Audition and exam request form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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