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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

Christopher Gugel

“Pursuing a degree in music and education taught me how to effectively pass on information to students and others. I was also able to hone my communication skills. I enjoyed the personal attention that was provided to each student due to the smaller class sizes. I also appreciated the support each faculty member provided to students. The individual attention from faculty members afforded me the chance to get more indepth in my subject area. I felt well prepared in the job field after graduating from UNK.”

Christopher Gugel

Fort Caroline Middle School Magnet for Visual and Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL

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