Bachelor Programs in Music Performance

Compare 33 Bachelor Programs in Music Performance

Music Performance

Students who have an ear for music and enjoy playing instruments for others' entertainment should consider getting a Bachelor in Music Performance. Working towards this unique music degree enables students to explore the possibilities of the music world and provides them with a more classical education.

 

What is a Bachelor in Music Performance? It is a secondary degree that will enable students to expand and develop their knowledge of music. Students who enroll in a music performance degree learn about music's past, present and future while developing their performance techniques. They will also be able to hone their musical standards and view music as a socializing force. Some programs offer concentrations in voice, keyboard or instrumental areas.

 

There are many reasons to pursue a degree in music performance. The program instills a love of music in students, which makes them more passionate musicians. It also provides a musical foundation for students to reference when they begin composing or teaching students of their own.

 

The cost of a Bachelor in Music Performance often differs between universities; however, students can expect such programs to last about four years. Before they decide on a program, students should familiarize themselves with the institution's audition dates and entrance requirements.

 

A degree in music performance enables students to become professional musicians who perform on a regular basis. However, if students want a more sedentary lifestyle, they can teach in public and private schools or establish their own studios. They can also establish their own professional music organizations. Students who want to pursue higher education in graduate school will find that they are well-equipped to handle such challenges.

 

There are many institutions throughout the world that offer a Bachelor in Music Performance. However, interested students should begin preparing their audition music well in advance. Admission to music performance programs is often competitive. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. [+]

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. The programme aims to develop a thorough understanding of jazz and popular music, and its relationship to contemporary Jamaican and Caribbean societies. Principal instrument, improvisation, jazz harmony and arranging, jazz and Jamaican music history, as well as jazz and popular ensembles are emphasized in this programme of study.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION: Applicants are asked to perform two (2) or three (3) contrasting pieces demonstrating the ability to perform, at an advanced level, on the applicant’s principal instrument. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). Applicant’s audition performance. MUSIC TESTS: Applicants to the School of Music will be required to pass an Aural Test, Sight Reading test and Music Theory Test, as well as a technical assessment specific to the applicant’s instrument. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Music (BM)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

A Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bridgeport will provide students with the prepa­ration they need to build a career in today’s music world. UB has been training musicians since 1947. [+]

Become the Musician YOU Were Meant to Be at UB! A Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bridgeport will provide students with the prepa­ration they need to build a career in today’s music world. UB has been training musicians since 1947. We offer an experienced and dedicated faculty of artist–teachers, the kind of personal attention and advising usually found at small colleges, and the sort of spacious and well-designed facilities typically found at large universities. Music is a broad field with many potential career paths, and our program prepares students to make their way in music through a curriculum which combines a strong foun­dation with the flexibility and innovation needed to meet individual students’ needs. Proximity to New York, the world’s largest center for recording and live performance, as well as the vibrant arts community in Bridgeport and neighboring cities such as New Haven, provide many opportunities for students to hear performances, perform themselves, and intern. Career Paths & Opportunities Graduates of UB’s music program have gone on to master’s and doctoral study at selective universities nationwide, including: Boston University School of the Arts Carnegie Melon Graduate Center, City University of New York University of Colorado: Denver James Madison University Teachers’ College, Columbia University Tufts University Yale School of Music Graduates of UB’s music education program are performing and teaching in a wide variety of community music contexts, and currently teaching at school districts throughout the state and region, including: Bridgeport Public Schools Catholic Schools, Diocese of Bridgeport Easton Country Day School New Haven Public Schools New London Public Schools New York City Department of Education Newtown Public Schools Norwalk Public Schools Region 12 Schools Stamford Public Schools Stratford Public Schools West Hartford Public Schools Weston Public Schools Wilton Public Schools Learning Outcomes By completing the Bachelor of Music degree, students will: Develop a strong foundation in the theory and history of music Select one or more musical concentrations—performance, education, or music business—and develop foundational skills in that area Further develop their skills as a singer or instrumentalist Possess sufficient musical acumen to make creative contributions to musical performances and ensembles Further their ability to work in, learn from, and teach groups composed of learners from diverse backgrounds and with multiple skill levels Be able to connect musical knowledge with the learning occurring in the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum [-]

Bachelor in Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

Bachelors in Music Performance. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 33 credit hours Dance Core Courses 16 credit hours Music Core Courses 22 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre 120 credit hours Careers Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. They also gain valuable experience through classroom study and traveling to see performances in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. Musical Theatre majors perform in William Peace Theatre productions throughout their careers as students. [-]

Bachelor in Music Performance

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

Students with the desire and ability to achieve a high standard in voice or instrumental performance have the opportunity to excel in the music performance major. [+]

The Music Department at ORU places a strong emphasis on imparting music's past, present and future prospects to its students within a Christian, charismatic environment. As part of the ongoing process to provide a comprehensive undergraduate foundation in music, the music department purposes to: - Provide opportunities for students to develop their music capabilities and interests through the use of music as a socializing force, as an aid to compassionate understanding of themselves and their environment and as an avenue of self-expression - Stimulate an appreciation and love for music through the study of its various disciplines - Develop techniques for mature evaluation of musical standard Students with the desire and ability to achieve a high standard in voice or instrumental performance have the opportunity to excel in the music performance major. This major offers three concentration areas for the musical performer: instrumental, keyboard and vocal. Concentration Areas Instrumental In addition to participation in weekly keyboard, orchestral instrument or audio workstation lessons, students selecting the instrumental concentration participate in a lecture-discussion-demonstration course for those anticipating a career as a professional musician in a performance group, a soloist, an instrumental teacher in public or private schools or as a private studio teacher. Keyboard The keyboard concentration is for students interested in keyboard performance and/or anticipate studying at a graduate level. Students choosing the keyboard concentration will participate in a lecture-discussion-demonstration course focused on a future profession in individual or group studio teaching. Vocal In the vocal concentration, students gain experience with the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to English and Italian vocal literature and examine specific management issues relating to the use of phonetics in the vocal ensemble. Students also participate in a lecture-discussion-demonstration course that familiarizes students with the main elements of human sound production and basic vocal faults. Teaching and diagnostic techniques, including those of classroom management for practical application, are presented. Music majors must demonstrate continuous growth in ability. Recitals are regularly presented, affording students opportunities to appear as soloists. As with all ORU seniors, music majors are required to prepare a culminating activity: a recital, a project or a paper. This activity will be selected with the direction of their advisor according to the specific music program enrolled. Outcomes With a degree from the ORU Music Department, you will be equipped for teaching in public and private schools, teaching in private studios, performing in professional music organizations, working in related music fields and church ministries. Additionally, you will acquire an adequate background for further study in graduate schools. Admission to the music program requires a separate application with the Music Department and an audition. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university by the Admissions Office; they will be notified of acceptance as a music major by the Music Department. [-]

Bachelor - Jazz

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. [+]

Bachelors in Music Performance. Jazz: www.hanzegroningen.eu/pcc The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! Joris Teepe and his colleagues are a faculty of seasoned professional musicians who have played with many of the greatest musicians in jazz. They are part of the rich musical community of New York City, the city that is the centre of the jazz world. This life experience and commitment directly effects how they teach; the 'New York comes to Groningen' program is a more pragmatic, performanceoriented way of studying jazz than what is often taught at other conservatoires. This means that when you enter the conservatoire, you will be performing from the first day. The theory that you study is applied to real playing situations, and in general classes are focussed on making you ready to play jazz on the highest professional level. Piano study, lessons in arranging and compositions all find quick applications in studio projects and student performances. Programme outline You start performing publicly from day one. The emphasis is on theory, although this relates to how you can apply this during performances. You will also learn to play the piano in order to understand the theory. You participate in studio projects and you will follow courses in jazz arranging and composition. Your main instrument and the New York faculty classes are the focus throughout your entire study programme. In addition to your private lessons, you play in ensembles (Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Big Band and Soul Band). We organise a trip to New York every year. The didactical subjects and musical entrepreneurship are offered in the second and third year during which work placements play a major role. At the end of the fourth year you will complete your studies with a final concert, displaying the musical vision that you have developed. After graduation Since you are trained to be a professional musician you are equipped to start a career, performing in various ensembles and in all styles of jazz. You know how to promote yourself and your group; you compose and arrange music for all kinds of ensembles and orchestras. You start teaching others at a music school or privately. Most graduates are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance with teaching. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program combines foundational coursework in music – including [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program combines foundational coursework in music – including music history, composition, theory, and performance – with practical training in studio recording techniques and sound design principles. Students who successfully complete the BA in Music and Sound Design program will be able to create engaging game and film soundtracks by applying music concepts in a real-world studio setting, not just as a sound designer, but as an effective team member with a broad understanding of the game development process. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION The ideal candidate for the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design degree program will be passionate about music and able to demonstrate some proficiency in either voice or an instrument by recording a short performance for review by DigiPen's BA in Music and Sound Design admissions committee. More important than musicianship, however, is the applicant's ear: candidates should have an intuitive grasp of concepts such as pitch, intervals, melody, harmony, and rhythm, and how these elements coalesce to form unique musical expressions. TOPICS COVERED Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design program will focus on the following subjects: - Music, including music theory, music history, composition, and musicianship. In addition to classroom courses, the BAMSD program includes eight semester of private instruction in either an instrument or voice. - Studio recording techniques, including mixing, microphone selection and placement, digital audio workstations, studio acoustics, and synthesis. Students will learn the ins and outs of soundtrack production through intensive semester-long projects. - Sound design for video games, including sound effect creation, interactive sound design, scripting, and the game development pipeline. CAREER OUTLOOK Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design program will be qualified to seek a number of different positions in the game, animation, and interactive media industries, including: - Sound Designer - Audio Engineer - Sound Technician - Recording engineer - Audio production editor - Composer - Musician [-]

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. [+]

Bachelors in Music Performance. Available Emphasis Areas: Instrumental - Emphasis Vocal - Emphasis This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance? Can you see yourself on a stage receiving a standing ovation for your musical talent? It’s with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it’s a never-ending inspiration—the soundtrack of our lives. If you’re inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude. We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, creation, and work to help you develop into a well-rounded musician and equip you to become an accomplished performer. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. The defining activity of your time in the School of Music will be performance. Through performance experience, you’ll develop poise and confidence and learn problem-solving skills transferable to other disciplines. Note: If you want to major in Performance, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Music’s program in addition to being admitted to the university. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Education Collegiate band Horn ensemble Jazz band With further education, one of these paths is possible: Choir director Conductor Music therapist University professor University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

Bachelor in Music Oriented at Education — Choir Conducting Oriented at Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. [+]

Music Oriented at Education The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent profession of music teacher. For teaching qualification it is necessary to continue in Master program. Choir Conducting The aim is to provide system of basic theoretical knowledge and practical conducting skills. The main subjects are: conducting technique, playing of vocal scores, vocal education in choir, aural analysis, history of choral singing, literature for all kinds of choirs. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent activity of conductor. For fully qualification of choral conductor it is necessary to continue in Master program. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Exam in first branch – max. 40 points (Music) Exam in second branch – max. 40 points (Choir) Total score – 80 points maximum. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: 1. to deliver a certified copy of secondary school-leaving exam 2. to pass an entrance examination and reach at least one point in each part and reach required number of points determined by the Dean Preparatory course It´s possible to ask for individual consultations in advance. Information on the exercise of graduates Music Oriented at Education Graduates are able to understand, analyze, evaluate, vocally and instrumentally perform music. Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children and young people. Graduates of bachelor course are not qualified as teachers. Choir Conducting Graduates possess knowledge and skills in both components: special and general educational. They acquire basic awareness about teacher’s work through introduction to pedagogy, social pedagogy and motivational practice and basic psychological disciplines. The curriculums outcome is not qualification for teaching. [-]

Bachelor in Music - Post Labor

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Braga

The university's Music undergraduate course is strongly specialized three areas, namely, Musicology, Music Performance, and Choral Conducting. [+]

Bachelors in Music Performance. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Music BACHELOR | 3 YEAR POST-LABOR The Bachelor degree in Music provides a highly specialized training in: Instrument, Musicology, and Coral Direction. Mobility and academic exchange in a training framework provided by the institutions of the European University and Higher Education Network are stimulated. In a culture of competitiveness and employability, internationalization and root in community are paradigms of this educational project with an international faculty and a strong performative and investigative component of University nature oriented to the exercise of musical professions and access to the 2nd professional cycle in the education field. - Prerequisites Careers 1. Musicology: Musical investigation, Edition of Music, Music Criticism, Music management, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. 2. Performance: Music performance professions and access to postgraduate teaching degree 3. Coral Conducting: Music Performance professions on the realm of Coral Conducting, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. [-]

Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

If you are seeking to become part of the music industry, this course uses innovative teaching and tutoring methods and state-of-the-art facilities to equip you with the skills you need to succeed, whether your entry point is as a performer, songwriter, composer, musicologist, journalist, DJ, technologist or educator. [+]

If you are seeking to become part of the music industry, this course uses innovative teaching and tutoring methods and state-of-the-art facilities to equip you with the skills you need to succeed, whether your entry point is as a performer, songwriter, composer, musicologist, journalist, DJ, technologist or educator. It also equips you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Assessment and teaching takes place across both practical and theoretical areas of popular music practice. The course supports the development of instrumental skills in both workshop and individual settings, and the development of group performance skills with composition and songwriting. Underpinning the degree is a considered and thought-provoking contemporary programme of contextual studies combining musicology, music business and music education. Our strong music industry links allow us to provide guest lectures from leading practitioners, and maximise opportunities for you to begin your career in music prior to graduation. As part of an arts-dedicated campus, you will have unique opportunities to collaborate with students from other academic disciplines including film, TV, radio, fashion and media, and to network with other Music Department courses while developing a strong portfolio of work and experiences to launch a career in music or continue on to postgraduate study. Course content Our music courses are based at our state-of-the-art Harrow Campus, one of the main media education campuses in Europe, where facilities include 12 professional recording studios, a new teaching recording studio, and an array of television, post-production, radio, film, video and multimedia facilities. The course sets high standards for professional achievement and practice, preparing you for the challenge of the fast-moving and demanding commercial music sector by underpinning the development of your performance, composition, technology, arranging and songwriting skills with a considered contemporary programme combining musicology, music business and music education. We aim to nurture your ability to adapt to creative opportunities that emerge in new music and/or media forms, or in response to new creative partnerships, and develop your capacity to participate in contemporary musical, business and cultural debates. We will also develop your awareness of the political, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work and the industry in general. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, and instrumental and vocal workshops; the wide range of assessment methods includes oral presentations, reports, essays, group projects, and presentations of creative work. Subjects of study The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) Subjects of study include: Artist Development Commercial Music Performance – Contemporary Practice Commercial Music Performance – Instrumental Musicianship Commercial Music Performance Portfolio Individual and Professional Development Music in Context Year 2 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Commercial Music Performance – Instrumental Musicianship Commercial Music Performance – Producing Performance Commercial Music Performance Portfolio Individual and Professional Development The Creative Industries and You The Principles of Music Marketing Year 3 (Credit Level 6) Subjects of study include: Commercial Music Performance – Final Major Project Commercial Music Performance – Instrumental Musicianship Dissertation Individual and Professional Development Short Dissertation and Extended Essay Westminster electives As part of your course you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. [-]

Bachelor in Music

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

Our BMus degree provides our students with four categories of professional skills, all of which are necessary for a successful career in any area of music. [+]

Bachelors in Music Performance. Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: BMus Music - Concentrations: 1. Classical Performance, 2. Jazz Performance, 3. Music Education, 4. Creative Music Technology (BMus, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time study are both possible. Some courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Our BMus degree provides our students with four categories of professional skills, all of which are necessary for a successful career in any area of music. 1. Core practical and theoretical skills for the professional musician. The first two years of the degree revolve around each student’s?Primary Study (or principle instrument), which includes 4 hours of weekly instruction: 1 hour individual instruction, 1 hour group instruction, and 2 hours of ensemble instruction. Parallel to this intensive study on their primary instruments, our students receive professional training in keyboard and aural skills, harmony and theory, music history, and choral singing. 2. A specialized qualification in a particular area of music. During their final two years of study, our students must complete seven courses in one of the four following concentrations: a. Classical Performance: this consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, as well as courses in performance practice, analysis, and composition. b. Jazz Performance: this also consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, along with courses in applied jazz harmony, improvisation, and jazz composition.? c. Music Education: students in this course gain practical and theoretical knowledge of various methodologies for teaching music to children, including actual teaching experience in local schools. d. Creative Music Technology: this concentration trains students to compose and create new musical works with the aid of the latest advances in computers and music technology. 3. Flexibility to develop one’s individual interests and talents. In addition to the seven courses in their concentration, music students also take an additional five courses in any area of music they wish, making the program highly adaptive to each student’s individual needs and interests. 4. A well-rounded general education that prepares students to succeed in a variety of professional contexts. All music students take between six and eight courses in the area of general studies. General education courses improve the students’ vitally important skills in written and oral communication, and develop the students’ sense of the interconnectedness of their musical training to other professional and academic fields. The choice of general education courses is largely up to the individual student. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to pursue a variety of professional musical activities and/or continue their studies a the post-graduate level. Potential employment opportunities include: Performing musician Studio music instructor Public or private school music teacher Music and arts-related administration, inlcuding entrrepreneurial careers. Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate (MA or MMus) studies. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. In addition, All students must complete a junior performance recital in the third year of study. Additionally, students in the classical and jazz performance concentrations must complete a senior recital in the fourth year of study. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to: 1. Demonstrate technical skills of artistic expression. 2. Express knowledge of a wide variety of musical repertoire. 3. Perform in a variety of ensemble situations and solo situations. 4. Practice and rehearse effectively, alone and with groups. 5. Demonstrate a high level of musical literacy. 6. Demonstrate a high level of aural, creative, and re-creative skills. 7. Communicate effectively orally an in writing. 8. Demonstrate familiarity with some academic fields other than music. 9. Demonstrate an advanced level of technical and expressive ability on their primary study (Classical Performance and Jazz Performance Concentrations). 10. Demonstrate advanced familiarity with classical repertory (Classical Performance Concentration). 11. Improvise creatively, reflecting appropriate knowledge of jazz style, harmony, and form (Jazz Performance Concentration). 12. Demonstrate high understanding of theoretical principles of music education (Music Education Concentration) 13. Execute a variety of pedagogical methodologies in various practical teaching situations (Music Education Concentration). 14. Demonstrate a high understanding of the theory and history of the interaction of technology (Creative Music Technology Concentration). 15. Use a variety of technologies to capture, create, and manipulate various forms of sound for artistic purposes (Creative Music Technology Concentration). [-]

Bachelor in Music

University of Redlands
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Redlands

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are... [+]

Bachelor in Music In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in: Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band University Orchestra University Choir Bel Canto Chapel Singers Opera Workshop Studio Big Band Percussion Ensemble Guitar Ensembles Jazz Improvisation Ensemble A variety of academic scholarships are available at the University of Redlands. In addition, the School of Music offers music scholarships for those majoring or minoring in music. The office of Student Financial Services offers financial assistance to more than 80 percent of the student body. Assistance can be in the form of grants, loans and work-study. Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Music Performance Composition Music Education Music Admissions In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, University Choir, the Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and Opera Theater Workshop. Performance opportunities abound with more than 200 performances presented on campus annually, including the University's holiday tradition, the Feast of Lights. The School of Music offers two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition or Music Education and the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, as well as a minor in music. The School of Music also offers a Master's degree in: Performance, Music Education, Conducting and Composition, as well as an Artist Diploma. The University of Redlands School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. You are encouraged to visit campus, observe a class, have a sample lesson and/or sit in on a rehearsal. Come and see what we do! [-]

Bachelor in Music Performance

Millikin University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Decatur

The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance develops excellence in music performance and prepares you for a career as a professional musical artist or for the private teaching of applied music. [+]

Bachelors in Music Performance. Program Highlights The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance develops excellence in music performance and prepares you for a career as a professional musical artist or for the private teaching of applied music. Applied areas include: piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. This degree provides opportunities to receive one-on-one pedagogical instruction unique to your instrument or voice, perform a junior and senior recital, and take advanced courses in music theory and musicology. In addition, students will receive professional experiences through teaching in the Millikin University Preparatory Department, internships and service learning projects, and opportunities to work as a professional musician in area ensembles. Areas of emphasis There are three areas of emphasis that you can select from in this program. Vocal Performance Instrumental Performance Piano Performance Learning goals for this program Develop rigorous performance competency (solo and ensemble) Develop extended knowledge in history, theory and conducting Learn pedagogy and literature for the specific applied performance area One Passion, Many Options The Millikin Music Department offers many avenues for music enthusiasts to grow their skills and advance their career in the music industry. We offer five degree programs, one minor, and a host of instrumental and vocal bands and ensembles. Whether you're pursing a full-time career in music or just looking to expand your skills through involved in an ensemble, we have options that will fit your needs and interests. Sample Plan of Study This plan of study shows the types of courses you might take as a student in this major. This is presented simply to provide a realistic preview of your coursework. Once you enroll at Millikin, a faculty advisor will guide you through the process of selecting courses that will help you graduate on-time from this program. While this sample demonstrates a plan of study that covers eight semesters, each student’s academic path is unique and your timeline may look different. [-]

Bachelor of Performing Arts: Voice and Opera

Accademia Europea di Firenze - European Academy of Florence
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Florence

The Major in Voice and Opera / Lyric Opera Concentration is a program that integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. Students will work together with renowned teachers and artists active in Florence. [+]

The Major in Voice and Opera / Lyric Opera Concentration is a program that integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. Students will work together with renowned teachers and artists active in Florence. We are committed to the traditions of classically-based vocal training while at the same time creating an environment that allows a student to explore the wide-range of music theatre and lyric repertoire that is expected of today's professional singers. In addition to work in classrooms and studios, the program offers performance opportunities in fully-staged productions under the guidance of professional directors, choreographers, conductors, musical directors, and designers. During your study you are required to perform in a minimum of three productions. You must perform at least one major (leading) roles in opera performance. Undergraduate applicants do not go through a traditional audition process. We ask that you submit recorded materials that will be reviewed by the faculty. Once that review has been completed we will contact those candidates from whom we require further information. For detailed information on how to submit your recorded materials please send an email to the helpdesk. First Year Critical Studies Music Fundamentals Music Theory I Applied Piano I Diction I Operatic Repertoire I Sights Aural Skills I Voice I Libretti I Music History and Literature II Principles of acting in opera I Music Theory II Applied Piano II Diction II Operatic Repertoire II Sights and Aural Skills II Voice II Second Year Musical Dramaturgy Libretti II Music History and Literature III Operatic Repertory III Opera Stage direction Technique I Music Theory III Diction III Sights and Aural Skills III Voice III Libretti III Opera Stage direction Technique II Music Theory IV Diction IV Operatic Repertory IV Sights and Aural Skills IV Voice IV History of Theatre Theatrical Design and Production Third Year Language and Art Philosophy Mindfullness Meditation Training for performers Operatic Repertoire V Voice V Integrated Study for Teachers - Direction Professional Development of PA Opera Workshop I Opera Workshop II Libretti IV Operatic Repertoire VI Academic Elective Voice VI Scenography Up Close Backstage Recital Capstone Project - Vocal- Opera [-]

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Contemporary Styles)

Musicians Institute
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Hollywood

Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. [+]

Bachelors in Music Performance. Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. Language and Rationality: minimum of 12 semester-units or 18 quarter-units in: English Composition: at least 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units Communication and Analytical Thinking: at least 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units: Speech Philosophy English Mathematics Natural Sciences: minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in: Physical Universe (Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Oceanography, Physical Science, Physics) Life Forms (Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Microbiology, Physiology) Humanities: minimum of 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units* in: The Arts (Architecture, Cinema, Photography, Theater) The Humanities (Foreign Language, Humanities, Linguistics, Speech, Literature, Philosophy) Social and Behavioral Sciences: minimum of 9 semester-units or 13.5 quarter-units, including: Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in American Institutions and Government Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in: Social and Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Family & Consumer Studies, Geography, History, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology Economics and Politics (Business, Economics, Journalism, Law, Political Science) Additional options for study include: BM-Performance (Minor in Music Industry Studies) The Minor in Music Industry Studies provides an opportunity for Performance Majors to include concentrated studies in record company management and independent artist management and promotion. Minor Area studies replace some Supportive Music requirements and additional credits allow for greater depth in the Minor Area while retaining the comprehensive scope of the Performance Degree. Click Here for overall credit requirements. BM-Performance (Minor in Audio Production) The Minor in Audio Production provides an opportunity for Performance Majors to include concentrated studies in audio recording technology and techniques. Minor Area studies replace some Supportive Music requirements and additional credits allow for greater depth in the Minor Area while retaining the comprehensive scope of the Performance Degree. You must complete the Major Area and Supportive Music requirements described below (for students taking Minor Studies described above, some requirements are replaced by alternate courses in the minor area). For instrument-specific requirements, click on the appropriate link. Click Here to download overall credit requirements. MAJOR AREA: ALL INSTRUMENTS All non-keyboard major degree students must demonstrate keyboard proficiency by the end of their freshman year through examination or a passing grade of C- or better in Keyboard Proficiency III. Private Lesson 1-12 Bachelor Ensembles 1-12 Performance 1-8 Sophomore Jury Prep Sophomore Jury Senior Jury Prep Senior Jury SUPPORTIVE MUSIC: ALL INSTRUMENTS Theory 1 Theory 2 Theory 3 Theory 4 Theory 5 Theory 6 Theory 7 Theory 8 Ear Training 1 Ear Training 2 Ear Training 3 Ear Training 4 Ear Training 5 Ear Training 6 Music History I: Roots of Rock and Roll Music History II: World Music Music History III – Western Art Music I: 600-1820 Music History IV – Western Art Music II: 1820-21st Century Contemporary Arranging 1 Contemporary Arranging 2 Contemporary Arranging 3 Contemporary Arranging 4 Contemporary Arranging 5 Directing and Conducting Music Industry Studies Studio Recording 1 Studio Recording 2 Computer Music Applications – Sibelius Computer Music Applications – Apple Logic 1 Computer Music Applications – Apple Logic 2 Styles Survey Contemporary Music Instruction Keyboard Proficiency 1 Keyboard Proficiency 2 Keyboard Proficiency 3 The two main components of the Bachelor of Music Degree are the music coursework and the general education requirements. Note: To fulfill the general education degree requirements, you must complete 45 quarter units or 30 semester units in liberal arts subjects. For this purpose, Musicians Institute has entered into a partnership with Los Angeles City College (LACC). All required general education courses, including a wide selection of subjects in English, mathematics, natural science, social science and humanities are offered on the nearby LACC campus. You may register for appropriate general education classes in consultation with LACC advisors with support and coordination from Musicians Institute. LACC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). See Bachelor of Music Degree requirements in this catalog for a summary of required general education credit distribution. You may also transfer up to the maximum number of required general education units from institutions other than LACC pending review and approval by the Dean. Acceptance of coursework will be based on standards set by the National Association of Schools of Music and Musicians Institute, as well as comparisons to offerings from LACC. Emphasis: Bass Drums Guitar Keyboard Vocals Mi Programs are fast paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your program. If you meet entry requirements and are accepted, a one-on-one performance evaluation and placement testing will be held during registration to determine whether you qualify for advanced placement in any area of course work. You are evaluated based on the content of your submission. The sound quality of your recording is not a factor. (Recordings will not be returned) Note: Recording Requirements (see page 5 of application for Admission for specifics) – Music Business, Audio Engineering, and Bachelor Degree applicants DO NOT need to submit the recordings. [-]