male and female students perform and sing opera on stage

A bachelor’s degree in music performance offers you intensive training with an award-winning, welcoming community of faculty who possess a wealth of experience in both performance and teaching. We provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to make you real-world ready in today’s competitive musical world.

Paul Reilly

Our Faculty

You will learn and work directly with our welcoming community of faculty. Get to know them.

Classes You Will Take

We offer five distinct sets of courses for a four-year performance degree.

Perform on Stage and with Ensembles

You’ll interact with the performance faculty through weekly private lessons and studio classes, and receive significant experience performing orchestral, choral, wind, and chamber music repertoires through participation in award-winning ensembles.

Master classes, workshops, and lectures by visiting artists further enhance your learning experiences, and winners of an annual Concerto Competition receive an invitation to perform as soloists with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performances during weekly recital hours, you’re expected to complete full-length recitals in both the junior and senior years.

And all of these performance opportunities are enhanced by Ball State’s leading-edge performance venues.

Paying for Your Education

School of Music Scholarships

About 80 percent of Ball State students receive some form of financial aid, and you have hundreds of options at your disposal, including several scholarships just for School of Music students. Find scholarships.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? Admission to the School of Music is competitive. As such, we require an audition on voice or a traditional instrument for all prospective students, on top of the university-wide application.

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