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Music BM (Winds and Percussion)

Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance/winds and percussion

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About the Program

The Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance/winds and percussion will teach you how to develop the skills, concepts and sensitivities that are essential to being a professional musician. Included are courses in music theory, aural skills, music history, conducting and applied study in your principal performing medium. You can study a number of instruments including flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, low brass and percussion. Solo performance study is complemented by an emphasis on collaborations with faculty and other students. 

You’ll be taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields, and have regular access to acclaimed visiting artists who come here for concerts, masterclasses and clinics.

The Department of Music also offers a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education for students who wish to teach music. 

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Introduction to World Musical Styles
  • Survey of the Music Industry
  • Conducting
  • Theory and Aural Skills
  • Orchestra

Our alumni are:

  • Solo and orchestral performers
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Band, orchestra and choir directors
  • Music entrepreneurs
  • Performing arts administrators
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