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The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is one of the two most common bachelor’s degree designations recognized worldwide. Many high school graduates choose to work toward a Bachelor of Arts as a means of enhancing their job opportunities as well as their earning potential. Just what is a BA in Music Performance? This comprehensive degree program is frequently completed within about four years and invo… Read more

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is one of the two most common bachelor’s degree designations recognized worldwide. Many high school graduates choose to work toward a Bachelor of Arts as a means of enhancing their job opportunities as well as their earning potential.

Just what is a BA in Music Performance? This comprehensive degree program is frequently completed within about four years and involves close study and review of a variety of topics related to music performance, composition and history. Students in these programs generally review a variety of instruments including those in the brass, woodwind and percussion families, while some programs emphasize piano playing and related skills. Additional attention is often given to music history, music theory and music education, among other areas.

Many graduates of music performance degree programs find that they are more employable than they were before earning the academic achievement. They are also prepared to begin a master’s degree program in music performance or a similar field, should they choose. 

Strong variation exists among tuition costs from one music performance program to the next. Because of this disparity, prospective students should check with the admissions office of each potential school for pertinent, timely course information.

Many graduates of Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance programs go on to work as vocalists, instrumentalists, composers or band members. Others work in sound or audio production or electronic production or design. Others yet choose to teach music in a school setting or privately, while others return to a college or university to begin working toward a Master of Arts in Music Performance or a similar field. A master’s degree is typically required for teaching music-related topics at the collegiate level.

Prospective music performance students will find a broad array of related programs available around the globe, many of which are described in detail in our database. 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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Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a four-year full-time study program with a pioneering, distinctive ar ... +

Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a four-year full-time study program with a pioneering, distinctive artistic shape. -
BA
Full-time
48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom

The Actor Musicianship programme offers distinctive and practical training for actors who have musical skills. It is taught by the same team as the Acting programme, and share ... +

The Actor Musicianship programme offers distinctive and practical training for actors who have musical skills. It is taught by the same team as the Acting programme, and shares the same core disciplines and approaches to performance. Your actor’s imagination will be developed to help you create, lead and make music, whilst acting classes will explore the musicality of the performance. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The BA (Hons) Music Performance is focused on Western art music, with training in practical musicianship, music theory, and academic knowledge. It is a practice-based, creativ ... +

The BA (Hons) Music Performance is focused on Western art music, with training in practical musicianship, music theory, and academic knowledge. It is a practice-based, creative degree programme in which you would be expected to practice individually, rehearse in ensembles, and perform in both contexts. During your studies, you will also gain knowledge in music theory, music history, composition, arrangement, music technology and music education. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 

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University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

The Music: Production, Performance and Enterprise degree will equip you for a successful career in all areas of the commercial and popular music industries. The course will in ... +

The Music: Production, Performance and Enterprise degree will equip you for a successful career in all areas of the commercial and popular music industries. The course will inspire you to develop expertise and experience in the key fields of commercial music: music production; music performance; music business/enterprise. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, USA

Through small classes and one-on-one interaction with outstanding faculty, music majors develop the ability to perform, create, contextualize and analyze music, and have oppor ... +

Through small classes and one-on-one interaction with outstanding faculty, music majors develop the ability to perform, create, contextualize and analyze music, and have opportunities to pursue their musical interests through participation in the department’s classes, ensembles, applied lessons and events. -
BA
English
 
UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, USA

Do you enjoy picking up an instrument and playing it all day long? Were you practicing Mozart’s 41st symphony at a young age? Or have you been singing for as long as you can r ... +

Do you enjoy picking up an instrument and playing it all day long? Were you practicing Mozart’s 41st symphony at a young age? Or have you been singing for as long as you can remember and want to share this with the world? If all this sounds like “music” to your ears, then you may wish to make it your degree. -
BA
English
 
Lee University Online
Cleveland, USA

This program is designed for the student who is seeking a broad experience in music with the flexibility to customize their program to include interest areas inside and outsid ... +

This program is designed for the student who is seeking a broad experience in music with the flexibility to customize their program to include interest areas inside and outside of the field of music. -
BA
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Miami Frost School of Music
Coral Gables, USA

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a non-professional degree designed for talented musicians who wish to pursue a broad liberal arts education. Curriculum flexibility aff ... +

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a non-professional degree designed for talented musicians who wish to pursue a broad liberal arts education. Curriculum flexibility affords students the opportunity for a variety of pre-professional studies, including premedical and pre-legal. -
BA
English
Campus
 
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Kenosha, USA

If music be the food of love, play on! The greatest playwright of all time knew the significance of music to the human story.

If music be the food of love, play on! The greatest playwright of all time knew the significance of music to the human story. -
BA
English
 
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Whitewater, USA

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students experience a well-rounded curriculum with numerous performance and study opportunities. We offer two different bachelor's degrees i ... +

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students experience a well-rounded curriculum with numerous performance and study opportunities. We offer two different bachelor's degrees in music, with six different undergraduate degree programs specially designed to prepare students for their unique career goals. -
BA
English
 
Pfeiffer University
Charlotte, USA

Pfeiffer University prepares vocalists and instrumentalists for careers as musicians in a variety of career paths, including music performance, composition, arts administratio ... +

Pfeiffer University prepares vocalists and instrumentalists for careers as musicians in a variety of career paths, including music performance, composition, arts administration, worship music directors, private school teachers and more. Our programs train students for leadership positions through an educational experience that unites the high artistic standards of a professional program with the intellectual rigors and academic breadth of a liberal arts education. -
BA
English
 
Chopin University of Music
Warsaw, Poland

The Department provides young artists with vocal and acting training, preparing them for working at music theatres (opera, operetta, musical) and for stage, activity using dif ... +

The Department provides young artists with vocal and acting training, preparing them for working at music theatres (opera, operetta, musical) and for stage, activity using different vocal forms – songs, cantatas, and oratorios. -
BA
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, USA

As one of the first free-standing jazz studies departments in the nation, the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School was a pioneer in developing an academic c ... +

As one of the first free-standing jazz studies departments in the nation, the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School was a pioneer in developing an academic curriculum dedicated to the one true American musical art form. With a world-renowned faculty, the Jazz Studies department prepares young musicians for success in today’s ever-changing music industry. -
BA
English
Campus
 
มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏเลย
Mueang Chiang Rai, Thailand

มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏเลย (Loei Rajabhat University), founded in 2516 originally as is. "Loei Teachers College" is an institution of higher education under the Ministry of Educatio ... +

มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏเลย (Loei Rajabhat University), founded in 2516 originally as is. "Loei Teachers College" is an institution of higher education under the Ministry of Education. It was established on 29 September 1973 using the World Bank borrowings budget. It has an area of approximately 323 -
BA
Thai
 
University of St. Thomas Houston
Houston, USA

Is it your dream to be a musician? Are you actively working to advance your musical skills and looking for opportunities to perform? As a Music major at UST, you’ll get multip ... +

Is it your dream to be a musician? Are you actively working to advance your musical skills and looking for opportunities to perform? As a Music major at UST, you’ll get multiple and equitable solo and small ensemble performance opportunities every semester, starting your freshman year – in contrast to larger universities. With rigorous training in choral, operatic and instrumental music, you’ll explore the rich and diverse sweep of Western sacred and secular music, both ancient and modern. -
BA
English