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Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

About the Program

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Columbus State University's Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is for students who aspire to become professional performers. Students study privately under the direction of our artist-faculty and are held to the highest performance expectations, and classroom instruction with low student-to-teacher ratios in the core areas of music theory, ear training, and music history provide the fundamental background necessary for success as a well-rounded musician.

Students perform in our large ensembles (symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, jazz band) as well as have the opportunity to grow through the chamber music experience each semester. These ensembles are coached by faculty and include multiple performance opportunities in our world-class facilities and throughout Columbus and the surrounding region.

Celebrated guest artists from around the world come to the Schwob School of Music to teach and perform with and for our students. Students can also elect to take courses in areas that supplement their performing skills such as music business, audio technology, and body mapping, creating well-equipped performers for the 21st century marketplace.

Career Opportunities

Based on your area of concentration, a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance can prepare you for a career in:

  • Professional Musician
  • Touring/Recording Musician
  • Music Director
  • Accompanist

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

Instrumental Concentration

Students in this concentration will be able to demonstrate proficiency in instrumental performance through the reparation for and performance of a senior recital that exhibits effective artistic expression. They will also learn the application of music theory through analysis and composition, as well as competency in fundamental musical knowledge and skills through analytical listening, sight-singing conducting, and functional piano skills.

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Piano/Organ Concentration

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in piano or organ performance through the preparation for and performance of a senior recital that exhibits effective artistic expression. They will learn the application of knowledge of music theory through analysis and composition, as well as competency in fundamental musical knowledge and skills through analytical listening, sight-singing conducting, and functional piano skills.

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Vocal Concentration

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Admissions Requirements

Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.

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Tuition and Fees

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