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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Wind Instruments Major (Curriculum B)

For students who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career on their major instrument and related instruments (i.e., woodwind specialist, brass specialist). Emphasis is placed on performance in both the major and related instruments but with varying electives. Students desiring to teach in elementary or secondary schools should elect the Instrumental Music Education curriculum.

Pre-College Music Preparation

The student must show outstanding ability and well-prepared repertoire; piano study is recommended.


  • Core Curriculum
  • Private performance instruction in the student's major instrument is required each term
  • Two terms of elementary conducting
  • 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
  • A minimum proficiency equivalent to, or on an average of, two years of study in related secondary instruments
  • Thirty hours of non-music courses, including the University's two semester English writing requirement
  • Electives to complete a total of 131 hours

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