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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.

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.

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.

Music Performance Faculty

Area Chairs:

Brass - Dr. Jason Smith
Conducting - Dr. William Talley
Contemporary Music and
Digital Instruments (CDMI)
- Dr. Sean Parsons
Jazz Studies - Dr. Matthew James
Keyboard - Dr. Emely Phelps and Dr. Christopher Fisher, Co-Chairs
Percussion - Professor Roger Braun
Strings - Dr. Jose Rocha
Voice and Opera - Professor Debra Rentz and Dr. Daniel Stein, Co-Chairs
Woodwinds - Dr. Rebecca Rischin

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

Program Overview And Requirements