Instrumental Performance Track

Oboe lesson with Dr. Cynthia Green Libby

Master your instrument and develop cross-disciplinary skills

While studying instrumental music at Missouri State, you will have the opportunity to be an active performer in a band or orchestra while also getting focused, often one-on-one training. You can round out your musical training with extensive courses in music theory and other aspects of the discipline. You will also have multiple performance and recital opportunities, including a senior recital. This course of study will also prepare you well to pursue further studies in a graduate program.

The instrumental performance focus consists of 46-47 hours in addition to the core requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree:

  1. Advanced Music History/Literature (5-6 hours) select from: MUS 523(2), 524(2), 543(3), 544(3), 545(3), 546(3), 547(3), 548(2)
  2. Advanced Music Theory (6 hours) select from: MUS 313(2), 314(2), 315(2), 327(2), 328(2)
  3. Large Ensembles (8 hours) as determined by audition; full-time students shall be in an instrumental ensemble each semester until graduation. Select from: MUS 175(1), 275(1), 375(1), 475(1); MUS 176(1), 276(1), 376(1), 476(1)
  4. Small Ensembles (4 hours) select from: MUS 172(1), 272(1), 372(1), 472(1); MUS 173(1), 273(1), 373(1), 473(1); MUS 174(1), 274(1), 374(1), 474(1)
  5. Pedagogy (2 hours): MUS 538(2)
  6. Applied Music (21 hours), must include MUS 398(2-4) and MUS 498(2-4)

 

Schedule your audition in early spring for fall admission > Audition Request Form

Find instrumental performance opportunities:

 

Band

Chamber

Missouri State Symphony Orchestra

Small Ensembles