Degrees

Click on the “Bulletin” link for any of the three degree levels below to read more details regarding admissions standards and requirements, tuition and other costs, sources of financial aid, the rules and regulations that govern student life,

course descriptions, and graduation requirements.


GRADUATE (MM)


Scholarships Opportunities are available!

The School of Music of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts prepares students for professional careers. Our goal is twofold: to enable students to attain their highest musical aspirations and to meet the challenge of succeeding in a highly competitive profession. With this in mind, we have designed a unique program of study.

In its conservatory setting, UNCSA provides an artistic environment in which each student pursues personal musical development. But the School of Music is also a professional training ground in which the student actively and realistically prepares for the practical aspects of making a living as a musician.

Each student pursues a course of musical study with an outstanding artist-faculty. As professionals in their own areas, faculty members are committed to continuing their own careers while sharing a wealth of experience and knowledge with their students.

The Graduate Program represents the School of Music at its highest level of artistry and education. The two-year Master of Music degree’s goals and objectives are to prepare and train students for careers as professional classical musicians in the following areas of study: brass, composition, guitar performance and pedagogy, voice, orchestral conducting, organ, percussion, piano, strings, and woodwinds.

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Graduate Bulletin (click to view)


UNDERGRADUATE (BM and Undergraduate Arts Certificate)


The School of Music of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts prepares students for professional careers. Our goal is twofold: to enable students to attain their highest musical aspirations and to meet the challenge of succeeding in a highly competitive profession. With this in mind, we have designed rigorous programs of study.
In its conservatory setting, UNCSA provides an artistic environment in which each student pursues personal musical development. But the School of Music is also a professional training ground in which the student actively and realistically prepares for the practical aspects of making a living as a musician.

Each student pursues a course of musical study with an outstanding artist-faculty. As professionals in their own areas, faculty members are committed to continuing their own careers while sharing a wealth of experience and knowledge with their students.

The School of Music offers two different programs of study: a four-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Music degree and a two-year curriculum leading to the Undergraduate Arts Certificate in Music. Both the degree and the certificate are offered with concentrations in guitar.

Bachelor of Music (Four-year program)
The Bachelor of Music program offers a student a thorough musical foundation coupled with the perspective of a liberal arts education. This mixture of music and liberal arts classes creates a well-rounded musician as well as one prepared for the demands of living in today’s world. A student who may eventually choose to pursue graduate work in music should complete this course of study.


Undergraduate Bulletin (click to view)

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Personalized instruction

                    Rich and stimulating environment

                                        Preparation for artistic and career success

RESIDENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL (High School diploma with arts concentration)


The School of Music of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts prepares students for professional careers. Our goal is twofold: to put students on a path that will permit them to attain their highest musical aspirations and ultimately to be able to meet the challenge of succeeding in a highly competitive profession.

In its conservatory setting, UNCSA provides an artistic environment in which each student pursues personal musical development under the direct guidance and instruction of an outstanding artist-faculty. As professionals in their own areas, faculty members are committed to continuing their own careers while sharing a wealth of experience and knowledge with their students.

Students enrolled in the high school music program are expected to exhibit exceptional ability or promise in their area of concentration and demonstrate appropriate progress as determined by their major teachers. Students complement their work in the studio with ensembles, chamber music, and courses in music theory and literature designed to prepare students well for the demands of a typical undergraduate music program.

To earn the UNCSA high school diploma, high school students must meet the academic course and credit requirements of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. These academic requirements are similar to the diploma requirements at traditional public and private high schools. The UNCSA High School Academic Program requires that all 12th graders be enrolled in at least two academic courses, that all 11th graders be enrolled in at least three academic courses, and that all 10th graders, all 9th graders, and all 8th graders be enrolled in at least four academic courses throughout the school year.

High School Bulletin (click to view)