Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Students and faculty discuss the integral connection between faith and music at University of Northwestern.

Is this degree for me?

Students gifted in vocal or instrumental music can pursue this major to hone their skills in music performance. Students will become familiar with an instrument of concentration in conjunction with core curriculum courses. This degree does not certify the student to teach music in public schools.


  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • String Bass
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

Music Admission Requirements

In order to be declare a music major you must audition and be accepted into the Department of Music. View music admission requirements and find out how and when to audition.

>> Visit the Department of Music

>> Degree Requirements


Students Speak

“The Department of Music is full of quality professors and quality classes that are getting me ready for the real world. By participating in ensembles and being able to be a part of small class sizes, I am gaining valuable experiences that will help me in the future.”

Angela – La Crescent, Minnesota

What classes will I take?

  • Music Theory
  • Advanced Choral Conducting
  • Orchestration
  • Keyboard and Accompanying Techniques
  • Choral Arranging

What can I do with this major?

  • Private teacher
  • Singer in a choir or opera
  • Instrumentalist in a band or orchestra
  • Church musician or leader
  • Freelance musician
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Music Business