The College of Music at Yonsei University, established in 1955, is one of the most competent and prominent music institutions in Korea that balances advanced performance skill and solid musical scholarship. In 1964, the Sacred Music Department led to an establishment of the College of Music consisting of four separate departments - Church Music, Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance, and Music Composition. Each department offers not only a set of resources in the form of a variety of courses designed for students to strengthen their musicianship and scholarship, but also an ample opportunity to participate in diverse performance-related projects and activities such as school orchestras, ensembles, and recitals.
The College of Music provides both undergraduate and graduate programs. A fulfillment of the four-year undergraduate courses leads to a Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.). A teaching certificate is available for those who have completed all the education-related course requirements. The graduate program offers Master's and doctoral degrees in the field of applied music (organ, harpsichord, piano, keyboard accompanying, vocal/instrumental performance, and orchestral/chorale conducting), music composition, and music history and theory.