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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

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.


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

Related Programs

Instrumental Music Performance Piano Performance with Pedagogy Vocal Performance