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Students with strong performance skills are prepared for graduate studies in music. They become professional musicians, college and university teachers, or private studio teachers.

Why should I study instrumental applied performance?

As an instrumental student, you'll choose one instrument of focus, but you'll also receive instruction in multiple groups of instruments to be a well-rounded performing musician.

What can I do with this degree?

Our alumni are performers and instructors in a variety of capacities, with professional music groups, at colleges and universities, and as in-house musicians and musical directors for churches and other organizations.

What skills will I develop?

  • Advanced musical theory
  • Rich knowledge of music history and literature
  • Conducting
  • Pedagogy in several instrumental types
  • Collaboration in performance, teaching, and interpersonally
  • Creative problem-solving

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

You'll perform with one of our highly-regarded musical groups, which travel around the Twin Cities, the country, and even around the world. Several home events like Festival of Christmas, Classics in the Great Hall, and Jazz in the Great Hall also mean you'll perform regularly in our Benson Great Hall, a premier venue in the Twin Cities metro.

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.

Alumni perform in local musical theatre productions at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, the Ordway, the Guthrie, and the Minnesota Children’s Theatre Company.

Upcoming Events

SEPT 28 2017

Stephen Self, organ

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Professor of Music Stephen Self will open up the mighty Blackinton organ.

OCT 8 2017

Homecoming Hymn Sing

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall.

Enjoy singing favorite hymns together with fellow alumni!

OCT 13 2017

Raul Prieto Ramirez

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featured organ concert

OCT 19 2017

Angela & Friends

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A chamber program of Gliere, Debussy, and Shostakovich

Music Features

Concerts & Performing Arts Events

View the schedule of upcoming performing and visual arts events at Bethel.

Bethel Music Recordings

Visit the online store to purchase recordings of Bethel University Festival of Christmas, Bethel Choir, Wind Symphony, and Jazz Orchestra.

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