Bachelor Programs in Music Performance

Compare 18 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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BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production

London College of Creative Media
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The music industry has changed. Today’s successful musicians are multi-instrumentalists who can produce their own music. They can manage their own projects and capitalize on their online channels. On our music degree in performance and production, you will create the music you want to make. We’ll help you establish the career you want to lead. [+]

Course overview

The music industry has changed. Today’s successful musicians are multi-instrumentalists who can produce their own music. They can manage their own projects and capitalize on their online channels. On our music degree in performance and production, you will create the music you want to make. We’ll help you establish the career you want to lead.

Requirements

An Access to Higher Education course or a BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

We also welcome applications from mature students (21+ years) and those without formal qualifications but with demonstrable passion for and practical experience in music.... [-]


Bachelor of Music - Piano

London Centre Of Contemporary Music
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Primarily focused on instrumental practice and performance, our piano course will strengthen your existing technique and broader musical knowledge, whilst developing crucial collaborative and communication skills to help you sustain a long and rewarding life in music, whichever direction your career may take you... [+]

If you love music and would like to earn a living as a musician, musical talent and live gigs will only get you so far. In today’s increasingly competitive and ever-changing music industry you need a fresh approach, professional support and real commitment.

LCCM is the only independent higher education college offering industry-led degrees covering a wide range of popular instruments and musical genres – including rock and pop, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz and blues, electronic, latin and world music. And with the unique opportunity to design your own course, combining a number of core and optional modules, our BMus in Music Performance & Production (Piano) is unlike any other music degree in the UK.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Performance

Millikin University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Music Performance

North Park University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago

Get started on the road to your career as a professional classical musician. Develop and maximize your talent at the university level where you’ll learn essential skills and gain valuable performing experience.A bachelor of music in performance degree is an excellent foundation for future graduate study or to build a career in a variety of church, school, nonprofit, or professional performance settings... [+]

Bachelor of Music Performance

Get started on the road to your career as a professional classical musician. Develop and maximize your talent at the university level where you’ll learn essential skills and gain valuable performing experience.A bachelor of music in performance degree is an excellent foundation for future graduate study or to build a career in a variety of church, school, nonprofit, or professional performance settings.

Why North Park?

With a strong reputation and a dedicated faculty, the School of Music at North Park University offers you an excellent musical foundation as well as mentoring from professional musicians working in Chicago. You’ll be encouraged toward your goals as a classical musician in our close-knit community of faculty and students and have many opportunities to perform on campus, around Chicagoland, and across the country.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Performance

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2018 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 O.R.U. 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 ... [-]

Bachelor Degree in Jazz Commercial Music

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA New York

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

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $78,040 Books and supplies: $5,000 On-campus room & board: $50,040

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

International Scholarships

International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are renumerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?... [-]


Bachelor in Performance

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Jamaica Kingston

This programme of study is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in music performance and/or private studio teaching, and will also prepare students for graduate studies in performance. [+]

Bachelor of Performance

This programme of study is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in music performance and/or private studio teaching, and will also prepare students for graduate studies in performance. Course offerings include individual lessons, chamber and large ensemble performances, literature, the pedagogy of the principal instrument, music theory and musicology.

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 to 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).... [-]

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. The 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... [-]

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Modern Music

Visible Music College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Memphis

The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. [+]

MODERN MUSIC

The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. The program and curriculum are designed to give the student both the academic knowledge necessary for a career in popular music and the vocational experience and spiritual growth needed to succeed in the field of ministry and life.

Whether you sing, lead worship, play guitar, horns, strings, drums, or any musical instrument, Visible Music College has a place for you – in the band! Our unique program puts you into a band in your first semester of college, playing the best music in the world, learning band dynamics, signing contracts, recording, and playing live your first year.... [-]


Bachelor of Contemporary Music

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 2 more

Prepare yourself for a career in the 21st-century music industry with this course, which will provide opportunities to develop your skills as a musician, while also building your knowledge about the many facets of the music industry. [+]

Prepare yourself for a career in the 21st-century music industry with this course, which will provide opportunities to develop your skills as a musician, while also building your knowledge about the many facets of the music industry.You will learn in state-of-the-art music studios, guided by lecturers who are practicing musicians with strong industry links, getting the chance to refine your practical, musical and musicianship skills.Southern Cross students have become world-famous bands and individual performers and students benefit from access to artists and producers at some of Australia’s most coveted music events, such as Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest, and the Falls Festival.You will have the opportunity to perform individually or with bands at a wide range of North Coast entertainment venues, as well as regularly using the professional studio and performance space, Studio One29 at Lismore campus. Career Opportunities ... [-]

Bachelor LCM in Music Performance

Jul academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rende

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. [+]

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.

During the course, you will develop relevant music industry skills and effectively prepare for the real world of the career musician through playing, practicing and performing. You will be challenged to achieve high levels of musicianship and instrumental skill.

The study of established genres, styles and repertoire sits at the core of the Bachelor degree. Students develop a wide and comprehensive understanding of genre conventions through study in their principal instrument, with the intention of enabling them to function in a variety of performance and music-making contexts upon entry into the workplace.... [-]


Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 (N.A.S.M.).

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.... [-]


Jazz

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

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. [+]

Study a Bachelor's in Jazz in the 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 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.

Programme structure

You start performing publicly from day one. The emphasis is on expanding your stage experience. You will also learn to play the piano in order to understand musical theory better. You will 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Guitar Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pasadena

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in history but is also one of the hardest instruments to master. If you want to make a mark as a guitar player in the touring and studio worlds, you will have to master a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in history but is also one of the hardest instruments to master. If you want to make a mark as a guitar player in the touring and studio worlds, you will have to master a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary.... [-]


Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Brass & Woodwind Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pasadena

L.A.C.M. is proud to introduce its new Brass and Woodwind department. The Brass & Woodwind major prepares trumpet, trombone and saxophone players for a well-rounded career that incorporates live performance, studio recording, composition, arrangement and licensing. It also provides for performance opportunities in big band, large and small ensembles and performance combos that allow students to develop their personal sound as a player. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

L.A.C.M. is proud to introduce its new Brass and Woodwind department. The Brass & Woodwind major prepares trumpet, trombone and saxophone players for a well-rounded career that incorporates live performance, studio recording, composition, arrangement and licensing. It also provides for performance opportunities in big band, large and small ensembles and performance combos that allow students to develop their personal sound as a player.... [-]