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About the Music - Piano Performance Degree Program

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The Music Performance program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is designed for the student to develop a high level of skill in piano 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 piano. Students enrolled in this comprehensive degree program will enjoy an opportunity to study performance with outstanding musicians, but will also have an opportunity to broaden their understanding through a strong liberal arts curriculum. The major will appear frequently in student recitals and give full-length junior and senior recitals. The curriculum in the keyboard area may include a Piano Pedagogy emphasis which is designed to prepare the student for national certification as a private teacher.

Career Opportunities with this Degree

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