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What will I learn?

The bachelor of arts in music provides the student with a comprehensive liberal arts education. After successfully passing an audition and gaining acceptance into the music major, students will undertake four semesters of music theory, three semesters of music history and literature, one semester of music and culture, four semesters of ear training, four semesters of applied music study, six semesters of ensemble participation, one semester of music technology, a first-year seminar and a senior seminar, choose one elective course and attend recitals.

In addition, students are required to select a minor from a different discipline, fulfill the requirements for foreign language study, and complete the general education requirements for the bachelor of arts degree.

Required (47 credits)

Freshman Year Fall Semester

  • MUS 111N Seminar for Music Majors I
  • MUS Performance Ensemble ( 1 credit)
  • MUS 114 Introduction to Computers and Music
  • MUS 091 Recital Attendance

Freshman Year Spring Semester

  • MUS 132N Music Theory I
  • MUS 122 Ear Training I
  • MUS Performance Ensemble (1 Credit)
  • MUS Applied Music (1 Credit)
  • MUS 092 Recital Attendance

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,480.00 per year
Summer - Tuition: USD $250; Per Credit: USD $499.20; Course Fee: USD $231.80
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

352 Lafayette Street,

SALEM,

Massachusetts,

01970, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an official high school/secondary school record.

For international students

Applicants must have an official high school/secondary school record.

Obtaining a minimum required score on an approved English Proficiency examination:

Internet-based TOEFL test (iBT): 71

Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered test: 54

TOEFL ITP: 530

IELTS: 6.0

PTE Academic: 49

Application deadlines: Fall - August 1; Spring - December 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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