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Bachelor of Arts, performance major

This program at Augsburg is a nationally accredited professional music degree embedded within a liberal arts education.  This path is recommended for students planning to pursue a career as a solo performer, orchestral or band player, university-based musician or private teacher. The performance degree is based primarily in European classical traditions.

Students who choose the BA performance program are required to submit a formal application to the music department and to perform an extended audition and/or sophomore half recital no later than the end of their sophomore year.  Acceptance to the major is competitive and reserved for a few highly-motivated and skilled musicians.

Augsburg is a terrific place to pursue a performance degree. Our studio teachers are professional performers who regularly perform with an array of regional and national music organizations.  Our urban location in the heart of a vibrant and innovative arts community provides opportunities for students to experience exceptional live music, to see and hear new work and to attend classes with renowned musicians visiting the Twin Cities.  We actively link our curriculum to the artistic possibilities that our city offers.

Students who have graduated from the BA-performance program at Augsburg have pursued a variety of careers.  Some have successfully completed graduate work in music and/or have freelance performing jobs, private teaching studios or professional performance positions in churches and orchestras.  Other graduates are faculty at regional colleges.  Still others have been very successful in non-music careers where they have found that the skills and talent they developed through their liberal arts education and music training are transferable to wide array of employment opportunities.

Degree Requirements & Course Description

Bachelor of Arts, music performance Major – Degree Checklist

Bachelor of Arts, music performance Major – Course Descriptions are available in the University Catalog

Faculty Contact

Jill Dawe, DMA (Eastman)
Associate Professor of Piano / phone: 612.330.1278