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Music Performance

Bachelor of Arts

Hone your talent and creative expression.

Are you a creative, disciplined person who has dreams of becoming a musician? Would you like to take your practice to the next level? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance is for the music major who, in addition to having the desire to study music as an academic discipline, also demonstrates exceptional performance skills and the required dedication and commitment that comes with a demanding practice schedule for the entirety of their academic career. Music majors with an emphasis in performance are expected to participate in applied lessons and ensembles every semester, once they have declared the major. Performance majors have added studies in Techniques and Performance and advanced ensembles. Performance majors prepare and present public recitals in both their junior and senior years. The Department currently offers the Performance Emphasis in the applied areas of voice, piano, guitar, oboe, clarinet, flute, bassoon, recorder, violin, viola and cello.

Program Snapshot

Course Format
On campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters 

Cost of Tuition

Sample Music Performance Classes

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FAMT 200: Music Theory I

Students gain fluency in fourpart writing and voice leading principles, analysis of music literature, the identification and use of nonchord tones and other theoretical concepts.

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FAMT 201: Aural Skills I

Gain fluency in sight singing and dictation of diatonic melodies, sight reading rhythms using subdivision and syncopation, and performance of various diatonic chord progressions.

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FAMR 404: Senior Recital

Seniors perform at least 45 minutes of music that demonstrates a wide variety of abilities, musical styles and capacity for memorization.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Music Performance program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Music Performance Career Paths

Musical Performer

Perform music as a member of a band or ensemble, or as a solo performer on one or multiple instruments.


Accompany and support singers, dancers, musical performers and other instrumentalists for performances and rehearsals.


Craft and compose each element of musical pieces for bands, movies and television or musical theater performances.

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How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Music Performance program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT/SAT test scores 
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition: $37,830/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,261/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1