Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Music; Arts
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Music Performance Bachelor’s Degree Program

Four-year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree at the University of Mary provides you with focused preparation in vocal or instrumental performance. After graduation, you may choose to perform professionally, open a private studio, or apply to graduate programs in music.

Music Performance Degree Program Highlights

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree includes practical and professional training that prepares you for a career in music. As a Music Performance major at the University of Mary, you will enjoy unique opportunities to:

  • Experience intensive study in primary performance area, including lessons with renowned faculty who are dedicated to your success and master classes with internationally recognized guest artists.
  • Develop performance skills and grow professionally within a collaborative community of learners and a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.
  • Participate in a variety of performance opportunities, including solo performances, large ensembles and chamber groups on campus, and community groups such as the Youth Orchestra, Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus, Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra.
  • Tour regionally, nationally, and internationally with campus ensembles.
For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

You may audition for music scholarships which can be stacked with most academic scholarships. If you live more than 250 miles from campus, you may submit a video recording, or audition during your campus visit. The deadline for priority consideration for scholarships is February 20, although applications are welcome at any time. For more information please contact the Music Department or University of Mary Admissions at 800-288-6279.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application to the Music Department takes place in the first semester of the sophomore year, or during the first fall semester for transfer students.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: