Bachelor of Music in Performance


The Performance program focuses on developing the skill level and artistry required of a concert performer. Majors in Music Performance will complete the following minimum music requirements:

  • 8 semesters of private lessons
  • Qualifying Recital in the Junior Year
  • Senior Recital in final semester
  • 8 semesters of participation in large departmental ensemble
  • 2 semesters of participation in small departmental ensemble
  • 4 semesters of music theory
  • 1 semester each of Counterpoint and Form and Analysis
  • 4 semesters of music history
  • 4 semesters of class piano (except piano majors and minors)
  • 1 semester of conducting (instrumental or choral)
  • 8 semesters of recital attendance

Additional music requirements in pedagogy and literature are required by each specific major (Orchestral Instruments and Guitar, Piano, Voice.) Please refer to the specific programs curricula for each major.

Liana Valente, D.M.A., Coordinator - Classical Voice

Karen Walwyn, D.M.A., Coordinator - Classical Piano

Fred Irby, III, M.M., Coordinator - Instrumental Music

Performance Faculty:

Classical Voice: Valerie K. Eichelberger, Gregory Hopkins

Classical Piano: Karen Walwyn

Instrumental Music: Michael Bunn, Alexander Jacobsen, Sais Kamalidiin, Gerard Kunkel, Joseph Lovinsky, Timothy Macek, Drew Owen, Richard Reed, William Richards, Uri Wassertzug, Tia Wortham, Charlie Young, III

Degree Programs


Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, String Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Piano, Har

Classical Voice

Bachelor of Music in Performance - Voice

Classical Piano

Course Descriptions