Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

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Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Performance (MKP BM) must possess strong pianistic skills, musicality, and artistic curiosity. In addition to traditional core courses expected of a BM in piano performance, students receive uniquely career-ready training and opportunities following the school-wide belief in entrepreneurship.

Core Curriculum Overview

  • Performance lessons with world-class artists/teachers dedicated to the principle that:
    • Individuality and talent of every student must be recognized, respected, and nurtured as these qualities form the essence of successful careers in music
  • Supportive fundamental knowledge/skills:
    • Aural skills through the innovative Experiential Music Curriculum
    • Music theory
    • Music history
    • Keyboard literature
    • Keyboard pedagogy
    • Accompanying and ensemble
  • Professional preparations:
    • Music technology
    • Music business
  • Cognate areas to be selected from outside of music school in: People and Society and STEM

Performance training and opportunities

  • 1 junior half-recital, 1 senior recital
  • Weekly performance forums
  • Annual concerto competition
  • Chamber music collaborations and accompanying
  • Established outside venues (i.e. Kaleidoscope Concert Series)
  • Possible performances with Frost Symphony Orchestra and the Frost Wind Ensemble

For more information regarding curriculum, please visit the Academic Bulletin.

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