Available as a major (B.M.)The music performance concentration is offered for the student
displaying a high caliber of performance, who desires to pursue a career
in solo and ensemble performance, accompanying, or college or private
Choose from the following areas of focus:
Degree requirementsFrequently Asked QuestionsI don’t play the piano, is that a problem?Yes and no. All music majors and minors are required to pass piano proficiency. Students with previous piano experience have a definite advantage in preparing for this step. However, several beginning and intermediate piano classes are available to help students who have little or no piano background prepare for the piano proficiency exam.What are the recital/performance requirements?Music performance students are required to present both a junior and a senior recital. The junior recital is a thirty minute program; the senior recital is a sixty minute program. Students are also required to perform a single piece on one of the several student recitals each semester. However, the Department of Music strongly encourages music performance students to participate in several recitals or performances each semester.
As an Olivet student, you will have the unique of experience of performing in Centennial Chapel's 3000-plus seat auditorium.
Carol J. Semmes