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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Performance Major (Curriculum A)

For brass, woodwind, and percussion players who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career. Students desiring to teach in elementary or secondary schools should elect the Instrumental Music Education curriculum.

Pre-College Music Preparation

The student must show evidence of unusually strong ability, training, and repertoire; piano study is recommended.


  • Core Curriculum
  • Private performance instruction in the student's major instrument required each term
  • Participation each term in either the University Bands, Orchestras, or, with departmental approval, Jazz Ensemble
  • Participation for four terms in small brass, percussion, or woodwind ensembles, piano chamber music, early music ensemble, contemporary directions ensemble, and/or orchestral repertory courses
  • Presentation of a recital

  • Thirty hours of non-music courses, including the University's two semester English writing requirement
  • Electives to complete a total of 121 hours

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