Students pursuing a performance degree are focused on perfecting the craft of musical storytelling. Intensive study of the classical repertoire, augmented with studies in collaborative skills, music theory and history give you a solid technical foundation from which you can go as far as your dreams (and a lot of very hard work) will take you! UCM alumni have continued their studies in graduate piano performance programs including the Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, University of Colorado-Boulder, Michigan State University, Louisiana State University, and Bowling Green State University among others. UCM is proud to be an All-Steinway School.
In addition to the UCM resident faculty, you will receive instruction from UCM’s outstanding faculty and world-renowned guest artists in solo and chamber music. Guest clinicians have included Nelita True, Thomas Schumacher, Eastman School of Music; Alan Chow, Northwestern University; Alvin Chow, Oberlin College; Jennifer Hayghe, University of Colorado at Boulder; and Marina Lomazov, University of South Carolina.
The Music Department offers six options within the B.M. program of which Piano Performance is one. Students will consult with their academic advisor to determine the unique course requirements for this option. Students must also complete all General Education and Major Core requirements.