The Bachelor of Music degrees provide education and training for those who seek careers in music performance, in jazz, or in music history. Each curricular emphasis presents a variety of courses, performances and presentations that each student must complete during their undergraduate career at our university. Students in these courses try new things, test their creative limits, engage with the current state of knowledge in their field, and encounter topics they have never explored before. Experiences such as these help to develop the skills our students will need to compete in their chosen specializations while they also encourage our students to keep their curiosity alive and to practice lifelong learning. Our Bachelor of Music degrees are fully certified by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The mission of the Bachelor of Music in Performance is to develop the technical and artistic talents of student musicians. These activities should be supplemented by advanced research and writing skills, and informed by detailed knowledge of music theory and history, with the goal of preparing students for entrance into graduate programs or advancement in the field of music.
During the final semesters of matriculation, the student must enroll in an applied-area literature course with a writing-intensive and oral presentation component, and they must perform a senior recital.
Music (Performance-Piano) BM Degree Requirements (124 hours)
Music (Performance-Piano) BM Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus
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