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.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Sample Music Performance Classes

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FAMT 200: Music Theory I

Students gain fluency in four-part 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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Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

How to Apply

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

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

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 for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

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

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance is offered by the Music Program in the Fine and Performing Arts Department within Regis College.