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About the Music - Piano Performance Degree Program

On Campus

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.

Piano 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, Piano Performance Emphasis


Per Credit Hour

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

Kevin Cheng

“One can receive a close relationship with the faculty that will enhance the reference for future jobs or graduate school applications. My piano and wildlife biology studies at UNK have served me well for the past two years. I have been able to give community performance in which I share my hunting stories while integrating these outdoor experiences into my music.”

Kevin Cheng


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.


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

Related Programs

Instrumental Music Performance Piano Performance with Pedagogy Vocal Performance