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Applied Music

The Applied Music major in the Bachelor of Music degree program is designed for students interested in a career in music performance. Students receive rigorous training in their particular area of study, and are given a vast number of resources to further develop their skill. Concentrations in the applied music major are:

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Organ
  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Saxophone
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium
  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Harp

All students desiring to pursue a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree must audition before members of the appropriate applied music faculty for acceptance into a music degree program.

Graduates with a BM degree in Applied Music have been admitted to graduate study at top universities and conservatories and have found careers in professional symphony orchestras and opera houses throughout the country.

All majors offered through the School of Music require ensemble participation each semester. The School of Music offers a variety of ensemble opportunities in the following areas: Band, Choir, Early Music Ensemble, Handbells, Jazz, Opera Theater, Orchestra and Chamber Music. The School of Music presents more than 300 concerts every year.

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