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B.M. in Music Performance

Music Performance

Bachelor of Music Degree Program

What You'll Learn

Ohio University's performance faculty provides comprehensive study through private instruction, large and small ensemble experiences, chamber music, pedagogy and literature courses, and master classes.

Music education students at Ohio University receive intensive musical training on their chosen instrument or voice, and participate in the performing ensembles. They study music history, literature, theory, and conducting. Methods courses help students develop teaching skills in a variety of settings from marching, concert, and jazz bands, to elementary, choral, and orchestral classrooms. Students also learn about modern technology in education as they work in the school's keyboard, electronic music, and computer labs.

Career Opportunities

The discipline and critical insights gained from pursuing a professional degree in music can also have implications for other career options. Many individuals holding bachelor of music degrees have gone on to pursue distinguished professional careers in law, medicine, administration, and other fields.

Areas of focus include:

The Bachelor of Music Performance degree curriculum is rooted in applied music study with significant components in practical and academic skills. The degree program is designed for students demonstrating exceptional talent, technical aptitude, potential to interpret advanced repertoire, and those who are ready to commit to the rigorous preparation necessary to fully develop their artistic talents and abilities.

Music Performance Faculty

Area Chairs:

Brass - John Schlabach
Conducting - Bradley Naylor
Contemporary Music and
Digital Instruments (CDMI)
- Sean Parsons
Jazz Studies - Matthew James
Keyboard - Emely Phelps
Percussion - Roger Braun
Strings - Jose Rocha
Voice and Opera - Debra Rentz
Woodwinds - Rebecca Rischin

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Applying to the Program

All students who seek admission to Ohio University with a major in Music must audition. The audition is for both admission and talent-based scholarship decisions.

More information on School of Music Undergraduate Admissions