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Learn to be a flexible and sensitive musician in a variety of settings such as orchestra, band, chamber ensemble or as a soloist.
The BMus program in performance with a concentration in an orchestral instrument focuses on the study of music literature and techniques on a specific orchestral instrument. Students receive coaching from world-renowned faculty and visiting guest artists, attend masterclasses, and receive extensive performance experience in large ensembles as a chamber musician and as a soloist.
Students study a specific orchestral instrument intensively with a faculty member for eight semesters including major repertoire, solo literature and chamber music. Training is focused toward preparing students for a career in orchestral or chamber groups, in military bands or as a private lesson instructor. Students learn skills that prepare them for auditions and learn how to network with other musicians, how to market themselves professionally, and how to schedule and organize recitals and performances.
A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.
While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
Spring 2021: October 15, 2020
Fall 2021: January 5, 2021
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Important: Applicants must submit an ASU application for undergraduate admission in addition to a separate School of Music application. Students should visit https://music.asu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-steps-to-apply for details. Admission to the School of Music is based on an audition. Live auditions take place on campus in November (spring admission) and in January and February (fall admission) of each year. Applicants may review audition information at http://music.asu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-auditions.
Admission to the School of Music is highly selective and based on an audition process. Students are admitted as music audition students and must successfully complete the audition before enrolling in music major courses. Upon admission to both ASU and the School of Music, the applicant's major will be changed to music. In the event a student is admitted to ASU but not to the School of Music or misses the audition deadline, the student will remain as a music audition major and will need to successfully pass the music audition milestone in the first semester in order to gain admission into the program.
Application Deadlines: Students should visit https://music.asu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-deadlines-fees for complete music deadlines.
Spring 2020: The deadline to apply for admission to this program is Oct. 15, 2019.
Fall 2020: The deadline to apply for admission to this program is Jan. 5, 2020.
Graduates are prepared to work in various professional or entrepreneurial capacities, including:
Many graduates pursue a master's degree or a doctorate in music or in another professional field.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Music Composers and Arrangers||5.7%||$50,590|
|Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners||1.2%||$36,530|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).