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Performance

Department of Music

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GIVE LIFE TO MUSIC.

A professional performance preparation degree that will provide students with the training and experience needed to pursue a career in music.

The Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Performance prepares the student for careers on the stage and beyond. Mentored by faculty who are active artists as well as dedicated educators, students majoring in music performance develop the skills and musicianship necessary for outstanding performance beginning with a core curriculum of music theory, history and literature, as well as ensemble performance and applied study. With extensive performance opportunities UMD’s emerging performing artists gain the discipline and proficiency necessary to translate raw talent into a pathway for lifelong success.

Intense one-on-one instruction with our world-class faculty and ensembles prepare students for further study at the graduate level or a jump into a performance career.

Opportunities for Performance include the following:

Instrumental:

  • Bulldog Pep Bands
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Concert Band
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Vocal:

  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Chorale
  • Opera Studio
  • University Singers
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Official Degree Requirements | University Catalog | Performance B.Mus.

More about this major | Academic Programs | Performance B.Mus.

Follow the guide for your declared catalog year and emphasis:

PDF icon2019–2020 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Band/Orchestral Instruments
PDF icon2019–2020 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Keyboard
PDF icon2019–2020 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Vocal

PDF icon2018–2019 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Band/Orchestral Instruments
PDF icon2018–2019 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Keyboard
PDF icon2018–2019 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Vocal

PDF icon2017–2018 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Band/Orchestral Instruments
PDF icon2017–2018 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Keyboard
PDF icon2017–2018 program sheet and four-year sample plan | Vocal