Performance (Orchestral Instrument) (BMUS)

The BMus in performance with a concentration in an orchestral instrument focuses on the study of music literature and techniques on a specific orchestral instrument. Goals of study include building and emphasizing the skills necessary to pursue a career as a professional musician. The course of study includes extensive performance experience in large ensembles, as a soloist and as a chamber musician.

Degree Offered

Performance (Orchestral Instrument) (BMUS)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

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Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to work in various professional or entrepreneurial capacities, including:

  • performing as a concert soloist, as a freelance musician in venues such as art galleries, churches, clubs, cruise ships, resorts, restaurants and theme parks, or performing in orchestras, chamber music ensembles, music theatre and opera pit ensembles
  • presenting school and community programs
  • recording and studio work
  • teaching privately or as part of a college or university program
  • working in music-related fields such as media production, music business, publishing and marketing

Many graduates pursue a master's degree or a doctorate in music or in another professional field.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Music Composers and Arrangers3.2%$48,180
Music Directors3.2%$48,180
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners4.2%$33,150
Musicians, Instrumental3.5%*

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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