Program of Study
If you're interested in performing as an instrumentalist or vocalist, a major in music with an emphasis in performance allows you to study your passion. A music major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but you can attain this degree in four years.
Special Services and Opportunities
The music faculty is committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and know the current requirements for their programs. The University also has a reputable record for student success in the music performance field.
Performing Ensembles and Service Organizations
The Department of Music offers many performance opportunities through various ensembles, including Wind Symphony, Greyhound Sound Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Steel Band, Chamber Singers, University Singers, Swanee Singers, ENMU Opera Theatre, and other chamber ensembles. Service organizations such as the National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, American Choral Directors Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia provide you with the opportunity to use your musical skills and hold leadership positions on campus.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered University-wide, the College of Fine Arts offers numerous talent-based scholarships to our students. Additionally, many students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.
As a music major, you can look forward to a career as a:
- Music director
- Musical instrument sales representative
- Music critic
- Music editor
- Music instrument technician
- Talent agent
- Performing arts manager
- Private teacher
- Music journalist
ENMU Counseling and Career Services offers job placement assistance to all students.
High School Courses
If you're interested in music performance, include the following courses in your high school curriculum: school ensembles, private instruction, and piano. Additionally, knowledge of basic theory and music literature would prove beneficial.
Additional Degree Information
You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree, including the courses you will take when you're a music performance major at Eastern.