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Music Performance (Classical) Major

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The Music Performance Major is planned for students who exhibit exceptional potential as performers in their principal applied area.

This classical program provides training for those planning careers as professional performers and/or studio teachers. It is the best preparation for graduate study with emphasis in performance.

At Belmont, Music Performance Majors have numerous performance opportunities.

Class-specific performances:

  • Weekly lessons and performance seminars
  • Jury Exams at the end of each semester
  • Performance opportunities on Departmental Recitals
  • Junior Recitals
  • Senior Recitals

Performances by audition:

  • Roles in operas and musicals
  • Master Classes with guest artist/teachers
  • Ensemble and solo possibilities with choral and instrumental ensembles
  • Concerto/Aria Concert with University Symphony Orchestra
  • Classical Singers Recital
  • Options for Studies Abroad with teachers at major music schools in Europe

Knowledge in the performance area is enhanced through courses in Diction (voice) and Literature in the student's performance medium.

Degree Requirements

To see a full course listing: Instrumental - Course Listing (pdf) or Vocal - Course Listing (pdf)

Career Paths

University Professor

Orchestral musician

Solo performer

Opera singer

Private Studio Teacher

(Click here to learn more about the Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy)


Instrumental Studies: Dr. Joel Treybig

Keyboard Studies: Dr. Daniel Landes

Vocal Studies: Dr. Mark Whatley


Vocal or Instrumental

Sample Course Offerings




Applied Study


Interested in learning more about the School of Music audition process?

Audition Requirements
Audition Process