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Study music in the USA

An in-depth guide to studying music in the USA as an international student

What types of music degree can you study in the USA?

What do music experts in USA say?

  • Dr Stephen Lias

    Dr Stephen Lias

    Stephen F. Austin State University Professor of Composition
    Dr Stephen Lias says

    The USA has vibrant music programs of all sorts, particularly in jazz and wind-band music. It is also an exciting and vibrant place to study, and an international center for the arts.

    Studying music and composition abroad is essential to help a growing composer become familiar with lots of styles and techniques not normally featured in their home country.

    Our composition graduates have jobs in concert music, film scoring, video game scoring, academia, and many other careers within music.

Top music programs in the USA

What are the top Music Undergraduate programs in the USA?

Bachelor's in music in the USA

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    Church Music - BM Baylor University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,544 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Music Education - BM University of the Pacific, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    50,370 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 50,370 USD

    Start date
    January, March, July, October
    Show program overview about Music Education
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    Music—History and Literature - BMus Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,690 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,690 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Music (Concentration in Voice) - BA High Point University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,996 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,996 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Music (Concentration in Voice)
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    Music Education - BA Hope College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    36,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,400 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Music Education
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Associate in music in the USA

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    Music History - AA South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
    Show program overview about Music History
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    Music Therapy - AA Hesston College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,992 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Music (Transfer Pathway) - AA St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Music - AA Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
    Show program overview about Music
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    Music Industry Studies - AA Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Certificate in music in the USA

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    Music - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Music
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What are the top Music Graduate programs in the USA?

Master's in music in the USA

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    Music - Keyboard, String or Guitar Performance - MM Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Music - MMus Oklahoma City University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,952 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,952 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Music
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    Music Education - MMus University of Hartford, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,390 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,390 USD

    Start date
    -
    Show program overview about Music Education
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    Music Education - MM Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,118 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,118 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Music Education - MM DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,320 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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Doctorate in music in the USA

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    Music Education - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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