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

Why should I study piano applied performance?

If you have a deep love for tickling the ivories and want to make it part of your career, piano performance is for you. You'll become a respected musician, with deep knowledge of keyboard literature, performance, and education. You'll learn from accomplished pianists here on campus, as well as from around the Twin Cities and nation.

What can I do with this degree?

Our alumni have gone on to become professional pianists as solo artists or part of musical groups. Many have also established their own successful piano studio businesses in addition to performance work.

What skills will I develop?

  • Advanced musical theory
  • Rich knowledge of music history and literature
  • Conducting
  • Teaching others to play piano
  • Collaboration with others in piano performance, writing, and interpersonally
  • Creative problem-solving

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

With our large selection of on-campus music groups, you'll find plenty of opportunities to accompany and perform on the Benson Great Hall stage, around the country, and even around the world. 

Our annual performance prize competition and regular recitals also provide you the spotlight to perform your gift for others. 

0% music education grads since 2011 are teaching

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

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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