The Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Music Performance are rigorous programs designed to prepare instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists for professional careers in entertainment and the arts. Performance majors train in a wide variety of genres and styles to prepare for careers as soloists, ensemble musicians, teaching artists in schools, arts organization members, indie artists, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the field of performance. In addition to receiving training to become an excellent instrumentalist or vocalist, students are encouraged to pursue coursework based on their musical interests that prepares them for the multifaceted professional world, including courses in improvisation, composition, music technology, career development, and community outreach.
An audition is required for admission into the BM and MM in Music Performance. Click below for more information, and please contact the area coordinator for your instrument if you have any additional questions.
- Dr. Emily Moss (Instrumental: Winds, Brass, Percussion, Classical Piano)
- Dr. Patti Kilroy (Instrumental: Bowed Strings, Classical Guitar, Harp)
- Dr. Christopher Gravis (Vocalists)
- A list of applied lesson faculy can be found here
All matriculated students in any of our degree programs register for a major performance ensemble as advised by their area coordinators:
- Bowed Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass): Orchestra
- Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion: Wind Ensemble or Concert Band
- Vocalists: Chamber Singers or Concert Choir
- Keyboard, Classical Guitar: Chamber Music or Guitar Ensemble
- Instruments not listed above are placed by advisement.
Students are encouraged to audition for additional ensembles as electives based on their interests, including:
- Commercial Music Ensemble
- Jazz Big Band or Combos
- Afro-Latin Ensemble
- Mariachi Ensemble
- New Music Ensemble
- Exploration Ensemble