Program: Bachelor of Music in Performance
School of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714
The Bachelor of Music program provides an opportunity for an advanced performer to earn a performance degree in voice, winds, orchestral strings, piano, guitar, or percussion. Instruction is by highly-qualified artist teachers. Graduates of this program are regularly accepted into prestigious graduate programs and continue to be active performers and studio teachers.
Student learning outcomes common to all music degrees are as follows:
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles; to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound.
- Students will demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of western and non-western music, with an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts which shaped music history.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of their professional degrees.
The Bachelor of Music program provides an opportunity for an advanced performer to earn a performance degree in voice, brass, woodwinds, orchestral strings, piano, guitar, or percussion. Student learning outcomes specific to the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree are as follows:
- Performance majors will demonstrate the ability to perform with a high level of artistry as soloists and collaborating musicians in settings appropriate to their instrument of expertise. In addition, students will learn the pedagogy of their primary instrument and study its literature.
The Bachelor of Music program offers a comprehensive classical experience that allows you to develop your solo playing or singing along with skilled teachers and professionals who will mentor you all the way. You can benefit from our partners in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and other organizations as you learn from one-on-one study and also participate in ensembles that perform masterworks both in the region and internationally. When you complete this degree you will be ready to continue study in some of the prestigious graduate programs and continue to be active performers and studio teachers.
- Programs offered by the School of Music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.
- This program is available on campus though some courses may be available as distance learning.
Declaring this Major:
- Students who choose to major in music must be accepted by both Purdue University Fort Wayne and the School of Music. For information regarding admission to the university, see the Office of Admissions web page: http://pfw.edu/admissions.
- Acceptance into the School of Music is not automatic upon acceptance by the university. All accepted students who indicate music as their major are placed into the Pre-Music category by the Admissions Office. Full acceptance as a music major is contingent upon a successful audition.
- Auditions. Information about audition requirements are found on the school web site: http://pfw.edu/music.
To earn the Bachelor of Music, one must satisfy the requirements of Purdue Fort Wayne (Regulations ) and the music core, and satisfactorily complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better in each music course.
Students in this degree are subject to the policies for all music degrees found on the School of Music webpage.