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27 Bachelor Programs in 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 stude… Read more

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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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. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, USA

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 h ... +

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. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Edith Cowan University
Mount Lawley, Australia

Prepares students for entry into the music profession. With strengths in performance, composition, musicology and music technology, the course is taught by a staff of scholar- ... +

Prepares students for entry into the music profession. With strengths in performance, composition, musicology and music technology, the course is taught by a staff of scholar-performers whose expertise spans the whole gamut of the music world today. -
Bachelor
Full-time
8 semesters
English
Campus
 
Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)
Surry Hills, Australia

AMPA’s Bachelor of Music (Performance) consistently produces professional performers and composers who are ready for the challenges a career in music will throw at them.

AMPA’s Bachelor of Music (Performance) consistently produces professional performers and composers who are ready for the challenges a career in music will throw at them. -
Bachelor
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
May 2020
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 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

The Music program gives students a thorough grounding in the four fundamental areas of music instruction – theory, general musicianship, history, and performance – and allows ... +

The Music program gives students a thorough grounding in the four fundamental areas of music instruction – theory, general musicianship, history, and performance – and allows them to focus on specific areas of interest, such as music education, history or theory. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
08 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Jul academy
Rende, Italy

A dynamic and challenging program, this course will provide you with professional playing, performing and musicianship skills as well as the tools and knowledge required to de ... +

A dynamic and challenging program, this course will provide you with professional playing, performing and musicianship skills as well as the tools and knowledge required to develop and sustain a career in today’s modern and diverse music industry. -
Bachelor
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Oct 2020
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
Jan 2021
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
Lund University
Malmö, Sweden

The Performance Programme offers specialised programmes of study which prepare students for life as professional musicians within all possible areas of the musical world. Teac ... +

The Performance Programme offers specialised programmes of study which prepare students for life as professional musicians within all possible areas of the musical world. Teaching schedules are concentrated and intensive and a lot of time is given to instrument and interpretation studies as well as chamber music, ensemble and orchestra practice. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Five Towns College
New York, USA

The program is designed to take 4 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 69% finished in 4 years.

The program is designed to take 4 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 69% finished in 4 years. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
Campus
 
Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Groningen, Netherlands

Our Jazz Programme ‘New York Comes to Groningen’ is unique in the world for two reasons: 1 Fifteen top New York artists travel to Groningen on a rotating schedule. Each week o ... +

Our Jazz Programme ‘New York Comes to Groningen’ is unique in the world for two reasons: 1 Fifteen top New York artists travel to Groningen on a rotating schedule. Each week of the year one of them is teaching Monday through Friday. 2 All students (Bachelor and Master) work with all of the NY-artists, irrespective of the student’s instrument. Courses include theory, ear training, composing, arranging and a wide variety of workshops. In addition, there is ongoing weekly instruction from a world class Dutch faculty. All classes are taught in English. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Kingston, Jamaica

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

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The American College of Greece
Athens, Greece

Established in 1989, the Music program is focused on the academic study of music integrated with a creative approach to contemporary performance practices. Music students bene ... +

Established in 1989, the Music program is focused on the academic study of music integrated with a creative approach to contemporary performance practices. Music students benefit from outstanding academic resources, music facilities and performance spaces as well as small class sizes and personalized attention from a highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to the educational mission of the program. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
London, United Kingdom

The ICMP BMus (Hons) degree is for students who aspire to reach a high standard of musicianship and build a career in today’s music industry. A dynamic and challenging program ... +

The ICMP BMus (Hons) degree is for students who aspire to reach a high standard of musicianship and build a career in today’s music industry. A dynamic and challenging programme, this course will provide you with professional playing, performing and musicianship skills as well as the tools and knowledge required to develop and sustain a career in today’s modern and diverse music industry. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 

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