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Music Performance Endorsement

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Pair music performance endorsement with any major to receive academic credit for your participation in private music lessons, music ensembles, musical theatre, and opera productions.

Why should I study music performance?

With the music performance endorsement, you’ll grow your creative abilities beyond your academic discipline. These unique experiences will give you marketable skills that suit a variety of career fields in innovative ways. The endorsement also offers opportunities to perform with high-level ensembles and work with professional artist teachers and conductors. By graduation, you’ll be prepared to move into the next level of community performance ensembles and productions.

What can I do with this degree?

You’ll demonstrate a wide background of knowledge and experience as you enter your chosen field of study, especially compared to your colleagues and competitors in more analytical or data driven work forces. Four years of collegiate music lessons, ensembles, and productions will also greatly increase your chances of participation in professional and community theater productions in the future.

What skills will I develop?

Beyond professional music and theater performance skills, you’ll learn:

  • Discipline
  • Collaboration
  • Production values
  • Production schedules
  • Empathy
  • Creativity

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • One-on-one instruction with high level professionals
  • Individual musical development
  • Group musical and theatrical experiences
  • Local public performances
  • Musical tours around the country and the world

Students have won a national composition prize and a statewide vocal competition.

Recent grads have performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Opera, The Banff Festival Orchestra, The Aspen Festival, The Oregon Bach Festival, and the nation’s service bands.

Upcoming Events

APR 14 2023

The Vettern College Choir Concert

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Vettern College Choir from Jönköping, Sweden performs in Benson Great Hall on their 2023 international tour

APR 18 2023

Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's Chamber Ensembles present a Spring Concert

APR 20 2023

Great Hall Choral Arts Festival - "Engage, Enrich, Expand"

8 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Area high school choirs join Bethel Choir and Composer and Conductor Saunder Choi.

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