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Music Performance

A music major playing a saxophone in a horn section at Michigan State University.

 
Interested in a music performance major? 

The music performance major provides concentrated study in the following performance areas: piano, strings, wind and percussion, and voice. 

A specialization in piano pedagogy is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the bachelor's degree program in music performance with piano as the performance area. 

In addition, a jazz studies minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the bachelor's degree program in music performance or music education

Students pursuing a music performance major have the following options:

ALUMNI PURSUITS

Graduates with a music performance major use their skills in a variety of exciting music-related careers. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Higher education institutions
  • Music schools and programs
  • Radio stations
  • Orchestras
  • Performing arts centers
  • Apple
  • Google

Alumni work as: 

  • Teachers/professors of music
  • Professional musicians
  • General music therapy providers
  • Composers
  • Radio station music directors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Church music directors

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