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Bachelor of Music in Performance

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.­

Performance majors are prepared to perform repertoire from all periods available to his or her instrument or voice. Experience in solo, chamber music, and large ensemble performance is required. The program is a pre-professional course of study that prepares students to pursue advanced graduate degree programs in performance, to engage in professional performance activities, or to establish private teaching studios. 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.­

For the BM in Instrumental Performance undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

For the BM in Performance - Organ undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

For the BM in Performance - Piano undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

For the BM in Performance - Voice undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

For additional information about undergraduate degree programs in music, please contact: ­

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Master of Music in Performance

The Master of Music degree in Performance is designed to prepare graduate students, both technically and intellectually, for professional careers as performers or as artist-teachers; for studio and school music teachers who wish to pursue this curriculum as a terminal degree; and for those who wish to use the degree as a foundation for doctoral study. Acceptance into the Master of Music in Performance is by audition only.

For additional information, please visit your respective instrumental area.