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Why Choose Saint Rose for a Bachelor's Degree in Music in Performance?

If you live for your art, love to perform, and can’t wait to share your music with others, the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Saint Rose is for you. Whether you want to inspire your audiences with Vivaldi, soar on the beautiful melodies of Mendelssohn, delve into the complexities of Prokofiev, or premiere a new work by an exciting composer of today, our performance degree is the fast track to your professional music career.

Providing comprehensive study of voice or instrument in a rigorous conservatory-style training with a solid liberal-arts education, Saint Rose’s professional program focuses on performance. You’ll be active in the musical community at Saint Rose and the Capital Region, learn a solid core of music history and theory so you can deconstruct harmony, rhythm, and melody to make music your own, and develop tools for a successful musical career in today’s competitive market.

Our dedicated faculty will challenge you to become the best performer you can be. You’ll learn all of the styles associated with your voice or instrument and develop a solid repertoire to carry with you into your career. You’ll develop your skills through performing in a variety of solo, chamber, and large-ensemble settings. We also train you in entrepreneurship and networking – vital skills in today’s competitive marketplace – so you’re as comfortable promoting yourself as you are performing in the concert hall.

*Audition Requirement

All prospective Music in Performance students must audition in order to be considered for admission.

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Program Highlights

  • Study with faculty who have graduated from top conservatories and universities, have recorded with Grammy winners, and are known nationally and around the world
  • Perform often, in a variety of venues on and off campus, including our acoustically superior Picotte Recital Hall
  • Learn, practice, and record in our state-of-the-art classrooms, practice rooms, and professional sound studios in the Massry Center for the Arts
  • Learn from prestigious guest professional musicians in master classes and collaborative performances
  • Participate in and attend key performances at major festivals, in metropolitan music hubs, and performance spaces – in both the national and international arena
  • Join Saint Rose’s diverse music community of performance, music-industry and music-education peers
  • Accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).