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Music Programs

This is where musicians become everything they’ve dreamed.

Our degrees span all music professions, from education to performance to therapy. We also have minors in music and jazz studies.

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B.M. in Music Performance

The bachelor of music in performance provides an opportunity for advanced performers— led by highly qualified instructors—to earn a degree in voice, winds, orchestral strings, piano, guitar, or percussion. Graduates of this program often find themselves accepted into prestigious graduate programs and continue to be active, respected performers and teachers.

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Program Highlights

Content
  • Perform, with a high level of artistry, as a soloist and collaborating musician
  • A prestigious Purdue degree

Accreditation

Programs offered by the School of Music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.

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Scholarships

 

Looking for ways to make paying for college a little easier? ScholarshipUniverse is a tool for current and admitted Purdue Fort Wayne students that allows you to create an academic profile and connect with scholarship opportunities.

For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

    • Demonstrate the ability to perform with a high level of artistry as soloists and collaborating musicians in settings appropriate to their instrument of expertise
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the pedagogy of their primary instrument and its literature

    Upon completion of this degree, all School of Music students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound
    • Demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument
    • Demonstrate knowledge of history and literature of Western and non-Western music, with an understanding of the social, political, and cultural impacts that shaped music history
    • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of the professional degrees
    Next stop: a successful future.
    • Arts Administrator
    • Professional Performer
    • Teacher