Instrumental, Bachelor of Music
The Bachelor of Music degree allows you to select an emphasis in Instrumental Performance.
Music programs at UCM offer a balanced curriculum of classroom studies and practical
Students considering a Performance major should be in contact with the Applied Faculty
member in their area before scheduling a Music Audition to learn more about the specific
audition requirements for performance majors.
Why Choose Music at UCM?
- The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
- Each year more than 100 student and faculty recitals, concerts and other musical performances
enhance the culture of the campus community and provide academic experiences for students.
- There are numerous scholarships and awards offered to students in this field.
What will I study?
- Music History, Theory, Literature, and Pedagogy courses provide insights into the
music of the past and present as well as the skills and knowledge required to succeed
as a working musician in today’s professional music world.
- Students receive individualized instruction with world-class artist-teachers in their
primary applied area and have many opportunities to perform on and off campus in large
ensembles, chamber ensembles, and solo recitals.
- UCM Music Performance majors compete successfully in regional and national competitions,
and many of our graduates go on to Masters-level performance programs across the country.
How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and
service-learning projects. In Music, there are several involvement opportunities:
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
- American String Teacher Association (ASTA)
- Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI)
- Percussive Arts Society (PAS)
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (PMA)
- Chamber Ensembles including String Quartet, Wind Quintet, etc.
- Chamber Winds
- Marching Mules
- Symphonic Band
- Uncommon Noise New Music Ensemble
- University Symphony Orchestra
- Wind Ensemble
- New Technology Ensemble
About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you
and provide personalized attention.
Besides teaching, faculty members present recitals, teach master classes and workshops,
and perform nationally and internationally. Additionally, many pursue other scholarly
activities including writing books and articles, and creating compositions and recordings.
For more information about the BM Instrumental Performance degree please contact the
applied faculty member for your instrument or the following area coordinators listed
Piano: Dr. Albert Kim
Strings: Dr. Michael Bersin
Winds, Brass, Percussion: Dr. David Aabe