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About the Music Performance - Instrumental Degree Program

On Campus

The Music Performance program is designed to permit students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney to develop a high level of skill in instrumental performance, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music in Performance. Because of the nature of this professional objective, the student entering this program must demonstrate outstanding musical abilities in an orchestral or band instrument. Students enrolled in this comprehensive degree program will enjoy an opportunity to study performance with outstanding musicians, and will have an opportunity to broaden their understanding through a strong liberal arts curriculum. The Performance major will appear in student recitals and give full-length junior and senior recitals.

Instrumental Music Performance Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Music Performance Comprehensive Bachelor of Music, Instrumental Emphasis


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Michael Sindt

“Every year I was part of the music program I grew in knowledge and as an individual. Leadership opportunities presented themselves as I progressed to my senior year that helped build the skills I needed. I liked that the faculty were down to earth and my peers were fun to be around. We were our own little community and I felt I was a part of it.”

Michael Sindt

Pierce Public Schools, Pierce, NE

What can you do with an Instrumental Music Performance Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Instrumental Music Performance graduates work for.


  • Professional and church ensembles
  • Military ensembles
  • Music teacher

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Music Business Music Comprehensive: Music Composition Emphasis