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A student performing at Regent University: Explore our music performance degree program.

B.M. – Music Performance

Showcase Your Passion for Music

Do you desire to perform? Regent’s Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Performance is designed for the professional musician who wants to pursue a career in performance, directing, composition, or teaching music. You will develop sight, touch, hearing, and kinesthetic ability to enhance your overall performance skills. You’ll also conduct an intensive examination of a selected area of study in the field of music. You’ll also learn about the business of music and music technology. Regent’s music program is offered through the School of Communication & the Arts within the College of Arts & Sciences.

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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Enjoy a culminating experience while gaining performance-focused music skills.

ESTABLISH YOUR CAREER

Become a proficient performer, music program leader or scholar.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Presented from a Christian worldview, learn from award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for three years (2019, 2020 and 2022). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 10 years in a row (2013-2022). Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Music – Music Performance degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the bachelor’s degree with a concentration in music performance, you will be able to:

  • Leverage the aural and visual experience of music literacy at the artist level.
  • Foster full-bodied expression coupled with a full range of movement for maximum performance delivery.
  • Transform music symbols into performance employing sight-reading and ear training skills.
  • Apply career management, business planning, and income-generation techniques for industry success.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Musician/Performer
  • Composer
  • Music Director
  • Music Teacher
  • Pursue a Graduate Degree in Music
$53Thousand
Approximate Average Salary of a Composer, 2022 Payscale
Addresses career management, business planning, income generation.
Advanced study of art of ensemble leadership. Includes analysis of scores for interpretation, rehearsal, and performance. Prerequisite: MUSI 320.
Advanced-level study of the visual and aural applied elements of music literacy focusing on the skills needed to transform music symbols into performance through the recognition and comprehension of standard music notation, rhythms, and meter, solfege, and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs. Prerequisite MUSI 102.
Performance-based concentration focusing on a variety of choral techniques through a variety of singing experiences. Ensemble rehearses five hours each week. Membership is by audition only. Repeatable for credit.
Individual vocal or instrumental lessons with University faculty. Students are responsible for fees associated with accompanist and sheet music as required. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. Cross-listed with THEU 380.
Junior-year performance in selected field. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Research and practical study of the physical and mental stresses, conditions, syndromes, and illnesses that may affect musicians.
Fosters full-bodied expression through increased awareness of breath and alignment coupled with full range of movement. Develops sight, touch, hearing and kinesthetic ability to enhance overall performance skills.
Artist-level study of the visual & aural applied elements of music literacy focusing on the skills needed to transform music symbols into performance through the recognition and comprehension of standard music notation, rhythms ,and meter, solfege, and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs Prerequisite: MUSI 346.
Intensive examination of a selected area of study in the field of music. Topics vary and are announced in advance. This course may be repeated for credit.
Culminating experience for Performance majors. Public performance in selected instrument/voice.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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