The University offers a bachelor of music (B.M.) in performance.
The program is designed for students who wish to pursue performing careers, establish private studios,
or pursue graduate studies and seek teaching positions in higher education.
The performance major includes required coursework in theory, music history and literature,
musicianship, and performance. In addition, students choose a concentration in one of the following areas:
Brass (euphonium, horn, trombone, trumpet, or tuba)
Strings (cello, violin, viola, or string bass)
Winds (bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, or saxophone)
The School of Music's size is ideal for maximum student-to-faculty interaction while still providing
wide-ranging opportunities for aspiring musicians. The distinguished faculty of performers and scholars
shares an uncommonly strong commitment to teaching, research, experience-based learning, and each student's
Each student receives a solid foundation in comprehensive, integrated musicianship by
participating in performance ensembles, by taking private lessons, by attending concerts, and by studying
music theory, music history and literature, piano, music technology, scoring, and conducting.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range
from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
In addition to the University's regular admission process, there is a separate admission process for a
student to be admitted as a music major. For further information, visit the School of Music.
Our experienced, caring faculty consistently brings out the best in students.
A high degree of individual attention, combined with one of the Midwest's finest music facilities,
leads to a truly exceptional learning environment.
Our graduates have successful careers as performers, scholars, music educators at all levels,
from elementary to collegiate. In addition, our graduates gain admission to top graduate schools
around the country.
In addition, the School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National
Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education Program holds accreditation with the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Music Business Program is affiliated with
NAMM (International Music Products Association).
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
Music scholarships are awarded through a competitive audition process that begins in November and
concludes by March 1 of each academic year. To be considered for a music scholarship for the following
academic year, students must have auditioned by March 1.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.