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About the Music Performance - Instrumental Degree Program

On Campus

The Music Performance degree program is designed for students dedicated to achieving excellence in their chosen instrument. At UNK, an experienced faculty will help you develop a high level of skill through the practical application of music theory and techniques, private instruction and recital opportunities.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Music in Performance. Because of the nature of this professional objective, students entering this program must demonstrate outstanding musical abilities in an orchestral or band instrument.

Throughout your time at UNK, you will have the opportunity to study performance with outstanding musicians, appear in both group student recitals as well as full-length junior and senior recitals and broaden your understanding through a strong liberal arts curriculum. Graduates leave the program equipped for master's level study or for entry into many performance or teaching positions.

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