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Classical Performance

University of Memphis

12 months
11088 USD/year
8676 USD/year
6252 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Classical Performance MM program offered at University of Memphis includes voice, piano, collaborative piano, strings, woodwinds, multiple woodwind instrument performance, brass, and percussion.


What you will learn

A performance major is a student primarily focused on the mastery of their primary instrument or voice type. This major is rooted in Western classical music, the orchestra, opera, and classical chamber music. Students can major in performance while pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree, the Master of Music degree, or the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. 

Over the course of the Classical Performance MM program offered at University of Memphis, students will work closely with their major teacher, who acts as a mentor and gateway to future professional opportunities. The performance major must give multiple recitals as part of their degree plan. Performance majors play flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, percussion, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, harpsichord, organ, violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, or voice. Performance majors are not required to play in marching band at the University of Memphis. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Musicology & Music Theory
  • Applied Lessons
  • Ensembles
  • Career Resources for Musicians
  • Teaching Music in Higher Education
  • Recital 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International Applicants Currently in the US:

  • Fall July 1
  • Spring December 1


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted, students must complete an application for the University of Memphis at-large, a SECOND application to the School of Music, and an audition.
  • Copies of all undergraduate (and graduate, if any) transcripts.
  • Word Education Services (WES) transcript evaluation report or equivalent (report from  WES iGPA calculator is acceptable).
  • GRE General Score (recommended).
  • TOEFL or IELTS or Duolingo scores.
  • At least three letters of recommendations.
  • Personal statement.
  • CV (showing previous research experience, if any).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5544 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    8676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4338 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3126 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 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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