Music Performance

Degree: B.A.

Refine your instrumental and vocal skills while grounding your study in the past, present and future of music through Millersville University's Music Performance program.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University recognizes that the best performers are not only well-versed musicians, but knowledgeable students of the discipline. The Music Performance program will give you a broad understanding of the role of music in society and prepare you for graduate study or a career in the arts.

Students also receive the opportunity to perform with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, work toward a Kodály Certification and take master classes with international artists. With two visual and performing arts centers, three performance halls, a professional recording studio and a Yamaha digital piano lab, your options and opportunities are truly endless at Millersville. 

Music Performance is a concentration within the Music major, and graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts in Music.

What Will You Learn?

The Music Performance curriculum is grounded in the history, literature and traditions of American music and Western art music. Students also research specific areas of interest that aids them as they are challenged to make music through analysis, composition, improvisation and performance. 

All applicants to the Music Department must file two applications: one to the Millersville Admissions Office for acceptance to the University and one to the Department of Music for acceptance to the department. You must also schedule an audition with the Department of Music. The audition process includes four required components and is performed on scheduled dates. Auditions begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude no later than 1 p.m. Professional attire is expected.

Music Performance at Millersville

MU’s music performance curriculum emphasizes discipline, history and traditions of American and Western music.