Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music
The Bachelor of Arts major in Music is an academically oriented program for students planning graduate study and careers in a wide range of musical fields and other areas; many students complete the BA in Music as part of a double major. It requires 48 credits in music, including an academic core of music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology, as well as studio lessons and ensemble performance. No audition is required for the BA in Music, but students entering the program should normally be able to read music and have at least a few years of performing experience.
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Dates and Deadlines
Early action deadline: November 1
You must submit either The Common Application or SUNY Application by November 1. All other required application materials (transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by December 2. Binghamton will provide early action decisions by January 15. Note: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) applicants are not eligible for early action.
Regular admission deadline: January 15
All required application materials (transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by January 15. Binghamton will provide regular admission decisions by April 1.
Check Status of Your Application Regularly
Once you've applied, you should regularly check the status of your application. To do this, you'll need a User ID and password. About 5 days after we receive your application, we'll e-mail you a Binghamton University B-Number and User ID. Once you receive these, you'll need to activate your password, and then you can check your application status.
Special Talent Review in Music
Submitting a Special Talent Review in Music at Binghamton University is an opportunity to showcase your talents; it is open to all applicants regardless of intended major. For applicants to the Bachelor of Music degree in Performance, the Talent Review will be used for pre-screening and you will be contacted about in-person auditions.
Deadline: January 15;
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Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance
The Bachelor of Music degree in Performance is an intensive program for students planning to pursue graduate study and careers in classical music performance. It requires 86 credits in music, including a junior half-recital and senior full recital, studio lessons, performance courses, and an academic core of music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Admission to the BMus program is by an audition, which can take place either before matriculation at Binghamton University or within the first three semesters of study. Current students considering a BMus audition should speak to their studio teacher about preparation. Auditions for current applicants to Binghamton University are normally held in early February; please note that a successful BMus audition does not guarantee admission to the university.
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