Music for the Masses
The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Performance is offered for those students who display a high caliber of skill, and desire to pursue a career in solo and ensemble performance, accompanying, or college or private teaching. Students study their primary instrument (voice, piano, organ, wind instruments, string instruments, percussion instruments) closely with seasoned faculty who are also skilled performers.
All music majors and minors study and pass basic piano proficiency. Those with piano experience have a definite advantage, though several beginning and intermediate piano classes are available to help those with little or no piano background.
Music students perform in student recitals each semester. Applied professors help select those pieces appropriate for performance, and coach the student. Those students who choose the performance concentration will perform a juried 30-minute recital during their junior year and a juried 60-minute recital during their senior year.