Music, Instrumental Performance

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The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Performance. Students will select an instrument (string, wind, brass, or percussion) for their primary area of applied study. This degree is designed to prepare individuals for professional advancement or for entry into further study at the graduate level.

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  • About the Instrumental Performance Option
  • Career Options
  • Admission Requirements

The favorable student/teacher ratio in the Pittsburg State Department of Music ensures that students will work with specialists in all standard areas of instrumental performance. As active performers themselves, these faculty bring a wealth of insight to the practice of musical instruction and coaching. Students in this program will enjoy numerous opportunities for performance experience in solo and chamber contexts, as well as in a great variety of large ensembles.

The facilities at Pittsburg State include superb performance venues, including the critically-acclaimed Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall. Students have access to excellent instrumental resources across the university, including professional-level percussion instruments, outstanding grand pianos, harpsichords, and the Fisk Opus 106 organ.

This degree serves instrumentalists whose future career paths may lead to collegiate-level teaching, private studio instruction, membership in professional ensembles, or other areas of solo or collaborative performance.

  • Professional Instrumentalist
  • Studio Teacher
  • Preparation for pursuing graduate degrees or other advanced training

About Music Department

Pittsburg State University is an accredited member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our department averages 100 music majors and 40 minors, and 200 non-music majors per semester, and is staffed by 13 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. Please explore our website for complete information concerning our programs, degrees, faculty, scholarship auditions, upcoming performances, and other areas of interest.

Locate the Music Department in McCray Hall using Google Maps or the PSU Campus Map

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