Bachelor of Music in Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Performance is an intensive program intended for highly accomplished students planning to pursue careers in classical music performance. Students complete a core academic program consisting of music theory, musicology, and additional academic electives, along with a rigorous schedule of lessons, ensembles, and performance courses.

Entrance into the BMus in Performance program is contingent on passing a successful audition. See our application page for more information.

Performance and Research Opportunities

BMus students have numerous performance opportunities through our on-campus opera productions, full orchestra, choirs, wind symphony, and jazz ensembles. We also feature a robust chamber program. Students have additional performing opportunities via the department’s historic relationship with Tri-Cities Opera, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and other regional organizations.

Music majors also have the opportunity to pursue Undergraduate Research projects and departmental honors. Recent projects have explored the effects of musical practice on the human brain and advanced study in queer and Jewish identities in US-based composers, as well as several composition portfolios.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

  • MUS 121 – Music Fundamentals
  • MUS 215 – Music Theory I
  • MUS 216 – Musicianship
  • MUSP 258A – Secondary Piano I
  • MUSP 486D – Lyric Diction

Click here for more information on taking lessons and ensembles courses.

After You Graduate

Students in the BMus program have successfully continued to graduate programs in music performance at the Manhattan School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, and Hart School.