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Music Performance

Bachelor of Music Major

What will I learn?

Whether you like to sing or play an instrument (or both!), Simpson will equip you with all the tools necessary to reach your goals. Depending on which track you choose, these are a sample of the types of classes in which you will become immersed.

This course will examine the great eras of music history with particular attention to the development of listening skills. Topics will include the development of musical form and initial consideration of major works in all genres from the medieval to the 21st century as well as the interaction of the fine arts and their function within changing societies.

Music scholarships available


Whether you intend to build your degree around music or simply want to perform in an ensemble, Simpson offers a robust scholarship program for students from all majors interested in continuing musical pursuits throughout college.

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What can I do with a music performance degree?


Most students who graduate with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Performance continue on to graduate school for more specialized training. Careers can include music historian, performer, conductor, music therapist, private teacher, music publisher or music teacher.

There are many opportunities in and out of the classroom

If you're interested in all the amazing things happening in the Music department at Simpson, you've come to the right place

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Katelyn McKone '14

Katelyn McKone '14

Success Through Teaching Music

I feel whatever resources I need, I’m going to get

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Natalie Nielsen '11

Natalie Nielsen '11

Band Instructor In Iowa

I was involved in every single instrument ensemble you can think of.

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