Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

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The Department of Instrumental Performance offers a bachelor of music performance degree and a performer's certificate in 17 traditional instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, and harp.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Bachelor of Music in Performance Degree is to

  • Provide the highest quality of education possible in the areas of musicianship that will lead to a professional performance career or graduate study as a classical artist.
  • To provide performance opportunities that integrate the skills learned in music and other classes and to foster creativity and research.
  • To provide audition skills and repertoire as well as the skills for building and managing the non-performance aspects of a professional career.

Educational Objectives

  • Students will develop musicianship skills and techniques that will lead to a professional career as a solo classical performer or graduate study.
  • Students will be able to sight-read and prepare musical performances without assistance.
  • Students will develop musicianship skills and techniques for working within an ensemble leading towards a professional career or graduate study as a classical performer. Ensemble requirements will vary by applied area.
  • Students will develop skills for fostering a professional career or graduate study as a classical performer.
  • Students will have a broad knowledge of music literature in their applied area as well as an understanding of stylistic and theoretical principles of the various musical and historical periods.

Degree Requirements

Please view the Academic Bulletin for the most up-to-date requirements.

Academic Bulletin