Graduate Pathway in Music

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Music will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State University.

Upon successful completion of the Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of study at Illinois State University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing course work.
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Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, or Password 7.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
6 January 2020 8 May 2020 1 Semester
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$14,960

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week


Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 7 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$26,790

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 11 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$15,419
11 January 2021 7 May 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
$15,419

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 6 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 10 December 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
10 January 2022 6 May 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
22 August 2022 5 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
22 August 2022 9 December 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
16 January 2023 5 May 2023 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, or Password 7.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
6 January 2020 8 May 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$14,960

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 7 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$26,790

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 11 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$15,419
11 January 2021 7 May 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
$15,419

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 6 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 10 December 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
10 January 2022 6 May 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
22 August 2022 5 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Completion of 4-year undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required. Sequences available: Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Music Composition, Music Performance. This program leads to a Master of Music with an emphasis in one of these areas. Audition Requirements: Performance: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice. Link to music studios is at [http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/musicstudios]. Collaborative Piano: A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument. 1) A substantial solo piece that showcases the student?s technical ability and musical development, which must be performed from memory; 2) One movement from a major work for an instrument and piano, which must be performed with an instrumentalist; 3) A vocal art song from the standard repertory with a substantial piano part, which must be performed with a singer. Arias are not accepted. Conducting: The applicant must provide the following: 1) A recorded performance audition on the applicant?s primary applied instrument or voice; 2) List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble; 3) A ?face-to-the-camera? video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the master?s degree in Conducting. Composition: Submit two examples of recent musical composition in PDF format and their corresponding sound files in MP3 format.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
22 August 2022 9 December 2022 1 Semester
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16 January 2023 5 May 2023 1 Semester
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Class information

Class duration:

12-15 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

3.0 GPA

No grade below B

No I or W grades

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