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Music Performance

The Bachelor of Music in music performance is designed to help you expand your talents and find success in the music industry. Students will receive broad training in the theory, history and performance of music. Graduates have performed in professional symphonies, operas, orchestras, commercial recording studios and various live performance venues.

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Music in music performance equips you to expand your talents while gaining a strong foundation in music history, theory and performance. The faculty is comprised of working musicians who will help you find success in the music industry and access incredible opportunities in the Nashville music scene.

Program Benefits

  • Learn from faculty who have valuable industry experience and contacts and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Gain the skills and training you need to be competitive in the job market and to create a lucrative career.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville music scene. 

What to Expect

As a student in Trevecca’s Bachelor of Music in music performance program, you can turn your passion for music into a degree when you put a solid educational foundation under your existing talents. You’ll learn about the history, theory and performance of music. In addition, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to match your interests and goals when you choose to focus on one or more of the following elective areas:

  • Music therapy 
  • Musical theatre 
  • Composition
  • Worship leading

You’ll learn from faculty with professional experience in a variety of roles in the music industry. Comprised of talented instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters and industry experts, our music faculty knows how to create a successful career in today’s music industry, and they’ll share that wisdom and experience with you. Our professors focus on helping you develop your talents while also teaching you how to build healthy foundations and habits which set you up for a career with longevity. 

You’ll work with your professors both in group and individual sessions, creating mentoring relationships that lead to professional networking contacts and exciting opportunities both while you are a student and long after graduation. As a result of the incredible connections our faculty have with the music industry, our past students have sung and played with A-list commercial artists on TV, in the studio and on the live stage. Trevecca is approximately one mile from downtown Nashville, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the unique and exciting opportunities that come from studying music in an industry hub.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your music performance degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Career Opportunities

Our music performance graduates have been successful in a number of careers. They have performed in professional symphonies, operas, orchestras, commercial recording studios, and various live performance venues. They have also established private studios, worked as staff composers, moved on to pursue graduate degrees and worked as volunteers or paid staff in churches across the country. With your music degree from Trevecca, you’ll be ready to excel in roles such as:

  • Vocal and/or instrumental performer/artist
  • Recording studio musician (vocal or instrumental)
  • Private music teacher (vocal or instrumental)
  • Musical theatre performer
  • Worship leader/pastor
  • Composer
  • Music therapist
  • Opera performer (vocal)
  • Pit orchestra musician (instrumental)
  • Symphony orchestra musician (instrumental)

"My classes have not only helped me grow as a musician, but they have also prepared me for being a meaningful member of the music industry.”

Mikayla Hatfield Trevecca graduate