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What will I learn?

Saginaw Valley State University's Music programs is designed to help students inspired to explore careers in music to accomplish their goals and ambitions. Our students receive personal attention from full-time faculty who are active directors and performers in the industry. Students will also enjoy the convenience of small class sizes, benefit from numerous leadership, workshop and performance opportunities and interact with top-of-the-line technology as part of the department's emphasis on real-world skills. SVSU music students have access to a 20-seat iMac lab fully equipped with a smartboard, iPad integration and professional music software. Scholarship opportunities, powerful technology, opportunities for students to develop their intellectual, personal and musical abilities through varied classes and non-curricular activities and the sheer variety of genres and ensembles available at SVSU make these programs stand out.

In the Music program at SVSU, students will encounter a modern music curriculum with a focus in performance along with the advantages of a liberal arts education. Students will have opportunities to work with K-12 students as well as collaborate with theatre on-stage productions. Additionally, classes help students gain analytical and listening skills needed for success in real-world music careers.

Career Opportunities

Music Teacher
Community Music Organizer
Music Faculty
Music Therapist
Private Music Teacher
Early Childhood Music Educator

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have 60 credits with a GPA of 2.75,

For international students

Students must have a high school equivalent. Minimum GPA: 2.0. English Language Scores: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate - 110, Education First - B2. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

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