Bachelor of Music in Performance, Winds & Percussion
Designed for brass, woodwind, and percussion players who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career. Those who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools should pursue a curriculum within the Department of Music Education. Applicants must show evidence of unusually strong ability, training, and repertoire. Piano study is recommended.
The Bachelor of Music in Performance: Winds & Percussion requires a minimum of 121 credits: 75% of coursework is within SMTD and 25% is within the liberal arts. SMTD coursework to include:
- Private lessons
- Music Theory
- Ensemble Participation
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests.