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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.

0 full- and part-time faculty

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.

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Upcoming Events

NOV 30 2017

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

DEC 1 2017

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

DEC 2 2017

Festival of Christmas

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

DEC 2 2017

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

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

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