Qualified undergraduates in composition, piano performance, or orchestral instruments performance may apply to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree awarded jointly by Peabody and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore. The joint degree aims to provide undergraduate music students from both conservatories with academic and performance experience in a global context.
Admission to the joint degree requires measures of assessment beyond the admission procedures for standard undergraduate admission. Peabody students who have matriculated to the BM program may apply for the joint degree in their second semester of study. In addition to their audition and interview, potential students must demonstrate a strong command of the English language and a grade point average of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants for the joint degree should also be capable of articulating why the joint degree program will have meaning for their musical and educational experience. Final admission decisions are made by a committee of faculty from both campuses.
The joint degree program combines elements of each conservatory’s curriculum for specific majors. Peabody students begin in Baltimore and benefit from fixed terms of study in Singapore. Of eight total semesters of undergraduate study, Peabody students spend five semesters at Peabody and three semesters at Yong Siew Toh.
Peabody students admitted to the joint degree program remain Peabody students during the three semesters in which they study abroad, and all Peabody financial aid and scholarship will continue during their semesters in Singapore. Students are exempted from paying tuition and fees to the partner institution. Peabody may provide support for airfare and related expenses incurred by students traveling to the Singapore if available and merited.