traditional undergraduate on campus

Music Performance (Instrumental)

The Bachelor of Music in instrumental 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 and history of music and in-depth study of instrumental pedagogy and performance.

Program Benefits

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

What to Expect

In the instrumental music performance program you can expect to receive foundational training in music performance in a Christian liberal arts environment. You will be equipped with practical experience in instrumental performance across various genres in both solo and group settings. You’ll work with professors who are all professional musicians to develop your talents. These mentor relationships will lead to networking contacts and exciting opportunities both while you are a student and long after graduation.

This program will afford you unique opportunities to perform. Trevecca students have  participated in live performances with the Nashville Symphony, recorded demos of new songs for mainstream artists and recorded in local studios. There are also many on-campus opportunities for students to perform through ensembles, “pit band” opportunities, chapel bands and traveling public relations groups.

Trevecca is located in Music City, USA, and Nashville is home to a thriving scene not only for country music but also jazz, gospel, CCM, opera and musical theater, so there are many opportunities to be part of music events in many different genres.

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.

Trevecca is committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, Trevecca offers 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

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

  • Professional musician
  • Private instructor
  • Music teacher
  • College professor (after graduate school)

"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