Music Performance, B.M.

Study music performance at UNI’s renowned School of Music

Do you dream of performing music professionally? Would you like to teach others about music? Whatever your goal, a music performance degree from the School of Music can open countless doors.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance includes a specialization in either vocal music or instrumental music.

You’ll work closely with faculty who are professional musicians and educators experienced in all facets of performance. You’ll have the opportunity to perform in master classes, solo recitals and in a wide range of ensembles including band, orchestra, jazz, choir, opera, contemporary and chamber music.

Music performance majors should expect to spend the majority of their academic career rehearsing and practicing for the many performance opportunities here at UNI, as well as the opportunities offered on local, regional and international tours. Whether pursuing further study in graduate school or directly entering the world of music, we’ll give you the tools you need to carve out your path in the field of music.

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Leading Program

The School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

14 Ensembles

14 large ensemble participation opportunities to connect students in artistic and professional performance communities.


The School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably.


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UNI School of Music
115 Russell Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0246

Phone: 319-273-2024

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Career Opportunities

Our music performance majors commonly hold careers as professional performers, private studio instructors and K-12 music teachers. Others choose to go on to graduate school and teach at the college level. 

Add Teaching Licensure

Performance majors who desire teaching licensure can complete the music methods requirements under the music education major and the professional education requirements.

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Outstanding Performance Opportunities

The School of Music is home to 14 large ensembles, which connect students in artistic and professional performance communities. These ensembles tour every year on a rotating basis. Recent destinations have included Italy, Spain, Ireland, Costa Rica, Brazil, Estonia, Norway, Chicago, New York City and more. In addition, we offer an average of 80-100 concerts and recitals every semester, providing even more performance opportunities for our students.

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