Music (American University)

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    American University

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    USD 55,899

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Program Description

Since the dawn of time, music has been a wondrous and integral component to all life. The music program at American University can greatly aid rising music aficionados to bring their career from hopeful bud to flourishing success.

This major is for only the most dedicated students, as acceptance into the program requires a successful audition and interview with the department. Following this, students can expect to complete courses designed to develop their abilities to perform, analyze and compose music. Classes focusing on music theory and history, as well as the study of multiple instruments ranging from piano to orchestral ensembles and symphonic bands, can help prepare students for the many facets of a musical career.

This major requires 120 total credit hours as a prerequisite, 48 course-specific hours with at least 18 credit hours at or above 300-level, 22 credit hours in academic music, eight credit hours in applied private studies, 18 credit hours in advanced concentration and up to six credit hours in performance ensembles. A minimum 2.00 GPA is also required.

About School

American University, offers 71 bachelor’s degree programs in subjects such as Anthropology, Dance, Communication Studies, Chemistry, and Sociology. The University also offers a number of honours programs in subjects such as Psychology, Literature, Physics and History. The University has a 90-acre campus that includes amenities and services such as student...

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