About this Program

The Music Performance Minor can be paired with practically any major in the university and is designed for students who want to continue to perform throughout their college career. It is highly recommended that students begin the Music Performance Minor in the first semester of their freshman year.

Program Highlights

  • All applied music courses are taught by experienced, professional, performing faculty, 18 full time, 35 adjunct.

  • Recital is not required for composition and performance minors.

  • Performance minor can be earned entirely by taking lessons, performing in ensembles and attending specific music events.

  • Many performance opportunities in a vibrant arts community on and off campus including several competitions.

  • Pairs well with virtually any ODU major.

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What are the requirements to apply for Music Performance at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Music Performance should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

For Admission to the Music Performance Program



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At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.



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