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What will I learn?

Why study Music BA at UB?

The Department of Music offers performers, scholars and composers a stimulating and exciting environment in which to develop their talents in the performance, creation, and academic study of music. The faculty is comprised of internationally known soloists, ensemble musicians, orchestral players, composers, music theorists, and historical musicologists committed to preparing students for careers in music. Our goal is to provide a diverse array of courses that will help students build strong foundations in music.

The department hosts world-renowned visiting artists throughout the year, offering students free admission to a full season of concerts and the opportunity to participate in guest master classes with performers, composers, and scholars.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will acquire strong foundations in Performance, Composition, Musicology, and Music Theory.
  • The curriculum exposes students to innovative approaches in creating music, music analysis, and understanding the historical and cultural importance of music.
  • Students will be able to pursue careers in performance and teaching and be well positioned to pursue advanced degrees in performance, composition, musicology, and music theory.
  • Given our strengths in contemporary music, students will have many opportunities to start their careers in music’s leading edge as performers, composers, and scholars.

Career Outlook

Most music students continue their studies at the master's level, and some continue on to the doctorate. Some of the following career opportunities require advanced degrees, while others may be possible with only the bachelor's degree.

  • Accompanist
  • Applied music instructor
  • Arranger
  • Audio engineer
  • Band musician
  • Choral conductor
  • Church/synagogue musician
  • College music professor
  • Composer - Arranger
  • Concert soloist
  • Conductor
  • Conservatory or music school instructor
  • Music critic
  • Music director
  • Music editor
  • Music librarian
  • Music producer
  • Music salesperson
  • Music teacher
  • Music technologist
  • Music therapist
  • Opera singer
  • Orchestra musician
  • Organ builder
  • Organist/choir director
  • Performer
  • Piano tuner/technician
  • Private music instructor
  • School band director
  • Songwriter
  • Symphony orchestra musician
  • Vocalist

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,990.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class. You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university. UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

For international students

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class.

You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university.

UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

Our admissions counselors are experts in the many education systems around the world. They know how to compare your country’s grading scale to the one we use here at UB.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 70, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 523, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.0, the minimum score of PTE is 50, the minimum score of ACT (English and Reading) is 18, the minimum score of SAT I Critical Reading (Old Version) is 450 and the minimum score of SAT I ERWS (New Version) is 500.

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

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