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About the Music - Piano Performance Degree Program

On Campus

The Music Performance Piano emphasis is designed for students dedicated to achieving excellence in their piano performance. At UNK, an experienced faculty will help you develop a high level of skill and hone your artistic voice through the practical application of music theory and piano 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 ability in piano.

Throughout your time at UNK, you will have the opportunity to study piano performance with outstanding musicians, appear frequently 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. The piano performance degree is also offered with a Piano Pedagogy emphasis which is designed to prepare the student for national certification as a private teacher.

Piano Performance Program at a Glance

120

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, Piano Performance Emphasis

$209

Per Credit Hour

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

Polina Khatsko

“I knew that I wanted to be a pianist since I was 8 years old and I never once had doubts about it. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to start my journey: learning English, adjusting to American culture, finding so much kindness, encouragement and support from UNK and the Kearney community in general. Kearney was, is and will always be my American home.”

Polina Khatsko

University of Northern Iowa School of Music, Cedar Falls, IA

What can you do with a Piano Performance Degree

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

Careers

  • Professional or church ensembles
  • Military ensembles
  • Teaching private lessons

Related Programs

Instrumental Music Performance Piano Performance with Pedagogy Vocal Performance