The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree program is a four-year curriculum focusing on the development of highly-skilled performing musicians. Academic requirements include courses in music theory, ear training, music history, and the humanities. BM students perform solo recitals in the junior and senior years. Students completing this program are prepared for graduate study at the master’s level or for employment within the profession.
The Performance Diploma (PD) is a four-year curriculum designed for the student who has not yet completed a bachelor’s degree, but who has a busy pre-professional performance life which requires more flexibility than is possible in the Bachelor of Music program. Academic requirements are limited to courses in music theory and ear training. Students completing this program are prepared for study at the diploma or certificate level, for a Bachelor of Music degree, or for employment within the profession. PD students present solo recitals in the junior and senior years. The PD program also supports students who need extra time to solidify their English language skills prior to enrolling in the BM degree program.