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B.M. in Performance


This degree is designed for students who strive to become professional performers, instrumentalists, or studio instructors. Our degree offers three concentration areas for students to gain in-depth and hands-on experience in their specific area of interest. Concentration areas include:


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with a B.M. in Performance will have a wide range of careers to choose from, such as:

  • Church musician 
  • Composer/arranger
  • Music Educator
  • Journalism
  • Music Therapist
  • Performance
  • Publishing
Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Students in our department have multiple opportunities to study abroad, which will enhance their educational training. For instance, students will have the opportunity to travel to Ireland, where they will learn more about the diverse musical styles in another country, as well as discover the historical background of Irish folk music. Studying abroad can be one of the most character enriching and academically rewarding experiences a student can have.

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Resume assistance
  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Job fairs

And much more!

Program Objectives

  • Provide students with quality instruction in a friendly, supportive environment that will equip them with a solid music component regardless of their concentration
  • Provide students with a level of personal attention in the classroom that is hard to come by when attending a large university
  • Offer students the opportunity to work in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that will give them insight as to how professional performers operate.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
MUSI 2161 French Diction
MUSI 3116 Performance Practices of Ensembles
MUSI 3229 World Music
MUSI 3245 Class Composition
MUSI 3249 Contemporary Music Theory
MUSI 3315 Developmental Musical Experiences
MUSI 3335 Choral Techniques
MUSI 4213 Instrumental Literature
MUSI 4242 Band Techniques

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts center is home to several events that are put on by the Department of Fine Arts, including:

  • Recitals
  • Concerts
  • Music festivals
  • Plays
  • Musicals
  • Gallery exhibitions
  • Performances/demonstrations by visiting artists
Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Our students have many opportunities to join different organizations that will enable them to interact with like-minded peers. These groups participate in music program events, as well as service projects throughout the year. Some of these organizations include:

Real Experience

Real Experience

Our students are constantly learning both in and outside of the classroom. Students can broaden their musical knowledge and talents by participating in instrumental ensembles, such as:

  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Band I & II
  • Texan Marching Band
  • Basketball Band
  • Brass Quintet
  • Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Brass Choirs
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • Jazz Combo
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Steel Drum Band