The Bachelor of Music in Performance focuses on the mastery of skills in orchestral or band instruments, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, or voice. Students are required to perform two individual recitals and participate in chamber music and ensemble concerts. Many students also participate in outside performances.The auditioning student must demonstrate outstanding ability, and be highly motivated toward high standards of achievement. Faculty and staff work closely with each student musician to nurture technical and artistic growth.
Those interested in pursuing a professional performance career often continue directly into graduate study after completing the undergraduate degree. The same is true of students interested in securing a position as an applied music teacher at a college or university. Some graduates create their own teaching studios, and become vital and active teachers and performers in their communities.
Our faculty are seasoned veterans of the concert stage, whose careers have included performances throughout the world. They have performed with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony and at Carnegie Hall, the New York Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, New York City Opera and in recitals throughout the world. Their close ties with New York and international performing and teaching organizations offer students exciting connections to the most vibrant music scenes in the United States and abroad.
Links to the MSU Undergraduate Catalog course listings:
- Music Major, Performance Concentration (Instrumental Primary) (B.Mus.)
- Music Major, Performance Concentration (Keyboard Primary) (B.Mus.)
- Music Major, Performance Concentration (Voice Primary) (B.Mus.)