The Bachelor of Music Performance major provides a solid foundation for students who have the drive to excel in the art of musical performance.
About the major
In addition to applied study, performance majors appear on recitals all four years, give a half hour solo recital during their Junior year, and a full hour concert their Senior year.
Numerous other opportunities are also available, from participating in Opera Theater to participating in adjudicated competitions and performing with such professional ensembles as regional orchestras. Many of our Performance majors participate in a concerto competition to win the chance of playing a movement of a concerto or sing an aria with the OWU Chamber Orchestra. The degree also requires some pedagogical experience in which students teach beginners under the supervision of their applied professor.
Theory to Practice
At OWU, you connect the classroom and the real world. A Theory-to-Practice Grant could fund your original research, internship, or creative project throughout the world.
Music students also can take advantage of the many opportunities in the in the rich musical scene in Columbus.
Study in Salzburg
OWU faculty are outstanding scholars and researchers—and passionate teachers. They will push you, challenge you, inspire you, and work with you on your own research and creative projects.
They can even pack a 3-minute lecture with ideas, insight, and imagination. Check out our unique i³ lectures.
Moulton Keyboard/Computer Lab
The lab is equipped with 15 Yamaha Clavinovas and MIDI-computer workstations at each keyboard. This multimedia teaching and learning laboratory is connected to an in-house network as well as the Ohio Wesleyan computing network.
George H. Leland Recording Studio
High-quality digital video and audio recording equipment in the George H. Leland Recording Studio is used to record performances in Jemison Auditorium.