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Music Performance

Enhance your performance skills with a focus on music theory and applied principles through our bachelor of music in performance degree.

Realize your dream of performing music as a professional career or teaching applied music to the next generation of performers through this rigorous program.

Our instructors with real-world fine arts careers provide an excellent array of teaching on topics that include

  • Music theory
  • Sight singing
  • Instrumental, vocal, and choral techniques
  • Pedagogy

While you’ll learn about the theory, history, and forms of music, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to hone your skills under attentive faculty who will help you take your knowledge and abilities to the next level. Prepare to launch your career or pursue an advanced degree upon the completion of this program.

We have scholarship opportunities!

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!

Career Opportunities

  • Recording Artist
  • Soloist
  • Sound Engineer


Department Chair

Tom Matrone, DMA

Music Department Chair, Director of Choral Activities

Regular Faculty

Larry Dissmore, D.M.A

Professor of Music, Director of Orchestra Activities

Bonnie L. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Chair of University Assessment and Professor of Music

Kevin Andrew Hawkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Music, Program Director of Music Education

Greg Morris, D.M.A.

Professor of Music (Piano)

Matthew Moore, M.A.

Director of Bands, Recording Technology Program Coordinator

Jason Salazar, PhD

Associate Professor of Music, Worship Leadership Program Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty

Starla Blair

Adjunct Professor

Mark A. Bowdidge, D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Music

Jane Munson-Berg

Adjunct Professor

Kathleen Cowens

Adjunct Professor

Sheri Slater, D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor

Ryan J. Hurn

Percussion Studies

Eric Jackson

Applied Horn Instructor

Timothy Wootton

Adjunct Professor of Music (Trumpet)

Dwight Davis

Applied Area - Euphonium, Tuba

Darren Eddington

Assistant Band Director

Angela Holland

Adjunct Professor

Jane Harris

Adjunct Professor

Susan Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor of Music

Dodi Petersen

Adjunct Professor

Robert Terry

Adjunct Professor

Daniel "Riley" Robison

Adjunct Professor

Robert Baker

Adjunct Professor

Carly Wingfield

Adjunct Professor

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