Includes voice, piano, collaborative piano, strings, woodwinds, multiple woodwind instrument performance, brass, and percussion.
A performance major is a student primarily focused on the mastery of their primary instrument or voice type. This major is rooted in Western classical music, the orchestra, opera, and classical chamber music. Students can major in performance while pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree, the Master of Music degree, or the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Over the course of the degree, students will work closely with their major teacher, who acts as a mentor and gateway to future professional opportunities. The performance major must give multiple recitals as part of their degree plan. Performance majors play flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, percussion, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, harpsichord, organ, violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, or voice. Performance majors are not required to play in marching band at the University of Memphis.
- Bachelor of Music
- Master of Music
- Doctor of Musical Arts
- Artist Diploma
To be admitted, students must complete an application for the University of Memphis at-large, a SECOND application to the School of Music, and an audition.
Audition requirements vary by degree (BM, MM, DMA) and by instrument. Consult the Audition Requirements page for more information, and if you are unsure about anything, don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select the degree plan below that corresponds with your instrument and degree to find the required courses and recommended timeline for degree completion.
Undergraduate degree plans:
- BM in Performance - Brass
- BM in Performance - Percussion
- BM in Performance - Piano
- BM in Performance - Voice
- BM in Performance - Woodwinds
Graduate degree plans:
- Master of Music in Performance - all instruments
- Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance - all instruments
The School of Music offers an accelerated track for MM-DMA students wishing to complete both degrees in the same concentration. Learn more about the MM-DMA accelerated track.