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You can reach your full potential as a performer while studying at Wright State! Work with experienced, dedicated faculty members in bassoon, clarinet, classical guitar, euphonium or baritone horn, flute, harp, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. This Bachelor of Music program also includes opportunities for participation in recitals, ensembles, choir, or orchestra.
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Michael Bard, who graduated from Wright State with a bachelor’s degree in music in 1991, will perform at the Kennedy Center Washington Choral Arts Society holiday concerts Dec. 17, 18 and 24.
Sounds of percussion instruments beat through Schuster Hall in Wright State University's Creative Arts Center.
Each music performance major is required to participate in at least one university ensemble related to the student's applied music concentration during each semester in which the student is enrolled full time. Assignment to an ensemble is made by the director of bands, director of choral studies, or director of orchestral studies; the appropriate ensemble director; and the student's full-time applied instructor. When the student's applied instructor is not a full-time faculty member, approval must be given by the chair of the student's applied board. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Music degree, the performance major must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the major performing medium and a 2.0 in all other required music courses.
View the Bachelor of Music in Performance program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.
The school offers majors in the following areas of performance: bassoon, clarinet, classical guitar, euphonium or baritone horn, flute, harp, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, and voice. With school permission, students may major in fields other than those listed. Students must study continuously in their chosen disciplines until they meet all graduation requirements, including the satisfactory public performance of specified recitals during the junior and senior years.
The path to becoming a music major is different than for other majors. The information below will guide you through the process of becoming a School of Music student. This process is necessary for all students who apply to the School of Music regardless of your desired degree program.
Interpret music of master composers by looking for emotions and expressions behind the notes. Learn how to perform music in a communicative and meaningful way. See how others have found success at Wright State.
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"Studying at Wright State University has been one of the highlights of my life."
"I am inspired by, and have learned a lot from my professor and fellow-students. Most importantly, I have acquired much knowledge in interpreting music of master composers by looking for emotions and expressions behind the notes, and have learned how to perform music in a communicative and meaningful way."
"I am proud to say that I have made an excellent decision in coming to study at Wright State University."
— Peggy Lau, Piano Performance Major from Macau; 2008 Concerto-Aria Night winner;
Soloist with WSU Symphony Orchestra in Chopin’s Piano Concerto #2 in F minor, March 3, 2009
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