Minor Music Performance

Degree Type

  • Undergraduate


  • In-Person


  • On-Campus
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The Minor in Music Performance at BU School of Music is a degree program for undergraduates with high-level training in instrumental or vocal performance. Students receive individual instruction, engage in multiple semesters of ensemble participation, and complete required coursework in music theory and music history. This minor is intended for student musicians with previously substantive music experiences—those who wish to expand upon established musical skills.

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Music performance student singing at BU Class of 2020 Commencement

More about the Minor

Curriculum requirements for the Minor in Performance program can be found on the Academic Bulletin.

The Minor in Performance offers dozens of opportunities for students to perform on campus, in the city of Boston and surrounding communities, and beyond. BU School of Music features student musicians yearly signature concerts at beyond including an annual performance at Symphony Hall in Boston and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

BU School of Music is comprised of a student community highly-engaged in professional performance including the precise preparation required. The faculty is comprised of distinguished scholars and musicians, including 20 members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

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Students pursuing a Minor in Music Performance participate in ensembles throughout their studies.

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In addition to being immersed in the Boston music scene where performance opportunities abound, students join an international network of BU alumni performers, administrators, teachers, and scholars—with players in most of the world’s major orchestras.

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Next Steps for Minors

Explore our admission requirements including auditions and deadlines to determine if the program is the right match. Reach out to visitSOM@bu.edu with any questions along the way.

The Faculty Advisor for this minor is James Demler.

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