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Bachelor of Arts in Music Virginia Tech



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Course info


The music major offers small class sizes, free private instruction, flexibility to pursue double majors, and access to innovative technologies and workspaces. Individual instruction and opportunities for hands-on experience develop the musician, educator and artist in each student. The major offers options in composition, education, performance, technology, and creative technologies. Study with faculty and students from across the country and around the world. Whether on stage in Blacksburg or at Carnegie Hall, performing at local schools or touring the world, our student musicians are exposed to a range of experiences that transform the lives of both performer and audience.

Career Options

  • Performing artist (solo, opera, orchestra, choral, chamber)
  • K-12 school music educator
  • Independent studio teacher
  • University professor
  • Recording engineer
  • Composer for film, commercial, gaming
  • Arts administrator
  • Conductor
  • Music therapist
  • Sound designer
  • Human-computer interaction specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Music Journalist

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$30,867.00 (22,62,088) per year

International Student Fee: USD $550

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22


Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,



24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)

Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

English Language Requirements:

Students taking the IELTS must obtain a score of at least 6.5, with no sub-score below 6.5 to be considered for admission to Virginia Tech. Students taking the PTE must obtain a score of at least 53. Depending on the type of TOEFL used, Virginia Tech expects students to have scores of: Internet-based test: at least 80, with no section sub-score less than 16; Computer-based test: at least 233; Paper-based test: at least 550. Application Deadline: Fall - January 15 (Regular Decision).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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