Bachelor of Arts in Music - Performance Emphasis

Musicians as Performers

The B.A. degree in music with an emphasis in performance is offered in eight areas: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, organ, harpsichord and voice, providing students with the opportunity to develop their performance skills and demonstrate a high level of proficiency on their primary instrument. As a performance major, one will also enjoy ample opportunities to perform in solo recital, with chamber ensembles, and as concerto soloists with orchestra. This program is offered in a classical or commercial music track. In addition to studio lessons and master classes, performance majors study music theory, music history and music pedagogy. The Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville and the Ware Center provide unique performing spaces for performance students. Students attend master classes by national and international artists each year. Students also have the chance to pursue minors in a wide variety of disciplines including Entrepreneurial Studies or Business. Upon completing this degree
students will have the skills to open up their own private studio as well as pursue a career as a performer. In addition, this degree program offers students with the necessary knowledge and capabilities to pursue a graduate degree, open up their own private studio, and perform as a soloist and chamber musician.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Music Performance program have also continued their studies at:

  • Eastman School of Music
  • Penn State University
  • Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • University of Maryland
  • Westminster Choir College

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Current Student Resources

For students currently pursuing a degree in Music Performance, click here for helpful hints along the way.

Student Resources