The bachelor of music in performance provides professional training in the performance of Western art music. You'll receive extensive hands-on experience in your area of study with a faculty of artist-teachers dedicated to preparing you for a successful career in music. This selective program features a conservatory-level education within a vibrant liberal arts university experience.

Beyond developing your technical skills, you'll have the opportunity to learn discipline, collaboration and creative thinking while developing emotional intelligence. On top of the intrinsic benefits of a music education, you can pursue additional topics through a minor or a second major, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience that can broaden horizons and prepare you for a career not only in music, but in an array of other fields.

About the Program

Audition Requirements

Applicants will need to successfully complete an audition for the studio faculty before being offered admission to the Lamont School of Music. Select from the studio pages below to find your specific audition requirements.

Degree Requirements

The bachelor of music in performance consists of 194 total credits, 132 of which come from music. Students receive weekly one-on-one lessons, participate in two ensembles per quarter, and take coursework in their area of study as well as in music theory, musicology, conducting and music technology.

In addition to satisfying DU's common curriculum requirements, students must fulfill requirements for piano proficiency, sophomore performance proficiency, music beyond the primary culture, Convocation attendance, and junior and senior recitals.

Concentrations are available in the following areas: bass, bassoon, carillon, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, harp, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone/euphonium, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin and voice.

For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.


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