Orchestral Instrument Performance Bachelor of Music
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What will I study?
The Orchestral Instrument Performance major provides preparation for graduate study, and a career as a professional studio teacher and musician. It offers breadth and specialization in music combined with a solid liberal arts core. The program requires small ensemble, band or orchestra participation and features junior and senior recitals. This program prescribes 65 credits in the major and supports the University' s goal to build Christlike character in the lives of our students.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Apply knowledge of performance practices, music history and music theory relevant to performance settings.
-- Evaluate literature, materials, methods and technology used in successful studio teaching.
-- Perform public recitals that apply mature musical interpretation and advanced instrumental skills.
All students studying in the Division of Music are required to audition. This audition is used to evaluate your background and determine your potential as a music student. The audition is taken when you arrive for your first semester.
What classes will I take?
First Year +
Second Year +
- Themes in Western Thought
- Essential Science
- History of Civilization c. 3500 BC to AD 1650
- 200-level Bible Elective (1 credits)
- English Literature or Writing Elec (3 credits)
- Applied Secondary - Piano (1 credits)
- Sophomore Instrument (2 credits)
- Orchestral Instrument Performance Platform (0 credits)
Third Year +
Fourth Year +
Our alumni are serving in church music ministries throughout the country. In addition, our graduates are teaching in Christian schools in every part of the U.S. and are on the faculties of most of the major Fundamental Bible colleges and universities. A number of our graduates also have successful careers as private studio teachers. Still others are following professional careers with symphony orchestras and the U.S. military music organizations.
Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.