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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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Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, USA

If music is your passion, there’s no place like Susquehanna. Enjoy small-school advantages and big-school opportunities at one of the best liberal arts music programs in the c ... +

If music is your passion, there’s no place like Susquehanna. Enjoy small-school advantages and big-school opportunities at one of the best liberal arts music programs in the country. Gain skills that cross all disciplines. You’ll know how to work in large and small groups from being part of performance ensembles. You’ll hone leadership skills through conducting and teaching. You’ll know how to look at a subject extensively through various lenses — theoretical, historical, emotional, and cultural. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2023
01 Feb 2023
Campus
 
Lindenwood University
Saint Charles, USA

A Bachelor of Arts in music performance with instrumental emphasis requires 83 credit hours. Topics include piano proficiency, music history, and performances in ensembles bot ... +

A Bachelor of Arts in music performance with instrumental emphasis requires 83 credit hours. Topics include piano proficiency, music history, and performances in ensembles both small and large. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
21 Aug 2023
01 Nov 2023
Campus
 
Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology GmbH
Berlin, Germany

Become a pioneer in the world of electronic music production and performance. Future-proof your passion and harness the power of technology to catapult your sonic vision onto ... +

Become a pioneer in the world of electronic music production and performance. Future-proof your passion and harness the power of technology to catapult your sonic vision onto a whole new trajectory. Our project-based degree course fuses challenging real-life scenarios and ‘hands-on’ practical workshops with radical thinking, intellectual provocation, and game-changing concepts. Master the tools and creative techniques required to compose, record, produce, master, and perform your own electronic music. Build an artist/producer profile as you cultivate the human attributes required to pursue a rewarding and successful career in electronic music production and performance. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2023
31 May 2023
Campus
 

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Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Become a versatile performer in your preferred musical style and broaden your abilities by trying out new styles with our Music Performance degree in Cambridge. Our BA (Hons) ... +

Become a versatile performer in your preferred musical style and broaden your abilities by trying out new styles with our Music Performance degree in Cambridge. Our BA (Hons) Music Performance will challenge your creativity. You’ll learn to analyse and deconstruct existing modes of performance, songwriting and composition before finding your own way to create new performances or rework the music of others. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2023
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
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

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

Our Music Production, Performance and Business BA degree will equip you for a successful career in all areas of the commercial and popular music industries. Our course will inspire you to develop expertise and experience in the key fields of commercial music: music production, music performance and music business/enterprise. In today's industry, only by having knowledge and understanding of all three specific areas will you be sufficiently prepared for employment and a career in music. Whether you aspire to be a music artist, producer, performer, songwriter, composer, musicologist, journalist, DJ, technologist, entrepreneur, a business specialist or educator, our course will nurture your aspirations and ensure you develop a broad range of transferable, music-related skills. We incorporate a strong focus on reflective practice and contextual studies, meaning that our graduates are positioned to become innovators and thought leaders for the future of the constantly evolving music industry. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
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 2023
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