Instrumental Music, B.M.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance is available at the following locations:

About this Program

This instrumental music degree program is a specialized professional major designed to prepare students for careers in instrumental performance across a range of disciplines.

Students develop advanced performance skills in solo performance, large ensembles, and instrumental chamber groups. Courses in this field of study also encourage the advancement of pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching; and instrumental conducting.

The instrumental music degree requires 27 hours in performance studies. Students will participate in university music courses including theory, conducting, instrumental literature and pedagogy, applied music, ensemble performance, and junior/senior recitals.

Requirements

A Bachelor of Music degree specializing in Instrumental  Performance requires 129 course hours. A total of 42 hours must be from upper-level courses.

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Faculty

The School of Music has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations

  • NAfME – National Association for Music Educators
  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education or Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education are invited to join.
  • Students take part in activities such as attending the state education conference, mentoring area high school students, and developing arts advocacy skills and other professional skills.

Careers

  • Accompanist
  • Church Musician/Organist
  • Composer
  • Director
  • Music Promoter
  • Music Teacher
  • Orchestra/ensemble/band member
  • Performance
  • Transposer