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Music in Performance

If you have a passion for making music, we have a place for you. Our Music Performance program helps students hone their skills, drive and innovation to lead successful careers bringing the gift of music to the masses.

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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree enables students seeking a performance or private teaching career, or further graduate study, to acquire the skill and knowledge necessary for high-level instrumental or vocal performance. Special emphasis is given to development of aesthetic performance and understanding. Students begin with a Bachelor of Music major, and the Upper Division Qualifying Exam (taken during your second year) will determine admittance into the Music in Performance degree program.


Bachelor of Music in Performance



Vocal Music

Instrumental Music




Jazz Studies

Musical Theatre



Music Performance Honors Program


Students in the Bachelor of Music in Performance program devote nearly two-thirds of their coursework to specialized instruction in music and music performance. Courses include

  • Applied lessons
  • Studio classes
  • Large ensemble performances
  • Chamber music performances
  • Music theory
  • Music history
  • Ear training
  • Piano
  • Conducting
  • Composition
  • Foreign language diction for vocalists

This degree also requires students to perform a junior and senior recital.

The Music minor is designed for students who are interested in music, but who major in another discipline. Courses include applied lessons, music theory, music history, ear training and large ensemble performance. 

The Jazz Studies minor is designed for music majors, but non-majors also may enroll with departmental permission. Some of the courses required for the Jazz Studies minor may have prerequisites that require additional coursework for non-music majors.

The Musical Theatre minor is designed for majors including, but not limited to Music and Theatre. Requirements for the minor include 20 credit hours, with an 18-hour option for Music majors, in acting, stagecraft, applied voice lessons, large ensemble performances, and opera and musical theatre workshops.

Along with faculty and staff, the Music Student Handbook provides supplemental information to help guide you to degree completion and to careers beyond. View the handbook here.

View Academic Catalog

Career Possibilities

  • Military Musician
  • Opera & Musical Theatre Performer
  • Recording Artist
  • Professional Orchestral Musician
  • Church Musician
  • Choir Director
  • Cruise Ship Entertainer
  • Music Business Entrepreneur
  • Private Lesson Teacher


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