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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. 

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

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

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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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