Are you ready to become a successful musical performer?
In the Music Performance program, you will take a
selection of courses that successfully prepare you for
a career in a related field. Hands-on experiences and
classroom learning within the framework of Christian
faith will give you the skills and knowledge to
achieve your goals. Our programs offer a wide variety
of courses that will not only help you excel in your
future career, but challenge you to develop a deeper
understanding of your field of study.
Course options for Music Performance:
Performances and practical learning
You will complete coursework which includes increased hours for private study on a chosen instrument, as well as instrument-specific instruction in pedagogy and literature.
You’ll perform two full recitals and in various University musical ensembles including wind ensemble, concert choir, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, symphonic winds, opera workshop and chamber ensembles. Each performance will build a strong base of repertoire and help you gain important on-stage experience.
Messiah's unique approach to hands-on learning
Learning in the classroom is important but
actually applying that knowledge in a hands-on
way can make all the difference. At Messiah
University, the Experiential Learning Initiative
(ELI) allows Messiah to take this hands-on
learning to a new level by giving students
the opportunity to apply what they have
learned to various real world contexts--such
as an internship/practica, service learning,
off-campus program, holding a student
leadership position, or participating in
Graduates of the Music Performance program
work in positions of leadership in their places
of employment, using the tools and knowledge
a Messiah University education prepared them
with. Each year, eager employers and some of
the nation's best graduate schools welcome
Messiah graduates into their organizations.
100% of the Class of 2019 respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6-9 months of graduation.
Regional and national employers seek out
Messiah graduates for their academic
preparation, work ethic and personal
character. The transformation you experience
at Messiah readies you to transform the
lives of others through your chosen career