The Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree is designed for talented students who wish to one day seek music-related employment and/or pursue graduate studies in music upon completion of the undergraduate program. A performance program can be exciting and rewarding, most especially for students that share a passion for music and the arts with our faculty. The challenges of such a program appeal to students that have achieved a high level of musical ability while in high school. Such students may take private lessons, may have participated in All-State bands and orchestras, perhaps have had the lead in the school musical, or sung in festival choirs.
Entrance into this program is granted upon a successful audition.
The curriculum guides are for informational purposes only, and while deemed accurate, are unofficial. Students should consult College advisors for official curricular information.
The Bachelor of Music Performance in Commercial Music (Voice, Guitar, Bass, Percussion) prepares students for numerous careers throughout the music industry ecosystem. An audition is required. The program combines intensive applied study in commercial styles of performance with traditional musicianship training and music business courses to provide a comprehensive approach to career preparation in the commercial music field. Students are trained to achieve high levels of musical performance, communicate effectively as industry professionals, develop mature stage presence and charisma, and acquire skill in music marketing and promotion. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to pursue careers as performing artists, seek positions with major music industry-related firms, or both.
Composition and Technology
The Bachelor of Music Performance in Composition and Technology is intended for undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in composition with particular emphasis in the utilization of technology. An audition is required. Students study the compositional process in a wide range of genres including but not limited to modern music, film and television scoring, game scoring, concert and educational music, music for media, songwriting and song production, and other professional and creative fields, realizing their music primarily through virtual instrument technologies and recording studio techniques. The intended purpose of the program is to prepare students as composers for a wide range of musical applications.
The Bachelor of Music Performance (Instrumental, Voice, or Piano) is intended for undergraduate students who wish to prepare for careers as performers of music in which extended study of applied music is required. An audition is required. The degree focuses on an in-depth study of music performance, the technical mechanics of music, music in historical perspective, pedagogical techniques and literature appropriate to their area. Students learn collaborative interaction, study music of a variety of cultures and genres, develop the ability to communicate as music pedagogues and performers, and achieve an extraordinarily high standard of performance and technical skill.