Bachelor Of Music In Piano Performance
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024

Share Your Passion for Piano Performance with Our Bachelor’s Degree in Music

You love playing the piano and want to share your passion for music as an accompanist, soloist, or maybe even as an instructor. By pursuing our bachelor’s degree in music with a specialization in piano performance you will further your piano skills by working one-on-one with our distinguished faculty members – who have performed in places like Carnegie Hall and around the world.

As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, our mission is to help you reach your full potential as a pianist while preparing you to lead with excellence and integrity wherever God calls you to serve in the music industry.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s in Music – Piano Performance Degree?

At Liberty, we are committed to providing you with the training you need to succeed in any career you choose in the music industry while using your talents to glorify God. This dedication is why our faculty members hold degrees from some of the most prestigious music schools in the nation and work to ensure you have the best learning environment possible.

As one of the top ten largest schools of music in the nation, we offer a variety of classes and performance opportunities ranging from wind symphonies to jazz ensembles. We also offer state-of-the-art rehearsal, recording, and performance facilities, so you can gain practical experience even before you graduate.

What Will You Learn in Our Piano Performance Bachelor’s Degree Program?

Throughout our B.M. in Piano Performance degree program, you will learn the basic components of music including harmonic and commercial theory, musicianship, and conducting. These courses will prepare you for the core piano courses in this degree. Our bachelor’s degree in piano performance will help you develop your accompaniment skills and gain experience by performing with our jazz and chamber music ensembles.

A great benefit of our piano performance degree is that you will work one-on-one with an experienced instructor to further your knowledge of piano as an instrument as you prepare for your senior recital. We are passionate about helping you become the best musician you can be, and our professors will mentor and coach you as you further your piano performance skills.

View our piano performance Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

MUSC 200 – Music, Art, Worship, and Culture

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The relationship between music, art, worship, and culture
  • How culture effects music in daily and professional life
  • Biblical principles for artistic development
  • How to develop a literature review, thesis, and craft a meaningful research narrative

MUSC 304 – Keyboard Pedagogy

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for teaching piano
  • How to develop a student’s individual style
  • How to prepare your student for performances

MUSC 317 – Instrumental Conducting

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to direct instrumental ensembles, based on practical experience
  • Baton and left-hand techniques for conducting
  • Score study, rehearsal, and performance techniques

MUSC 391 – Keyboard Literature

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The history of keyboard literature
  • Which literature is useful for instructional exercises
  • How to select performance literature
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.M. in Piano Performance Degree

  • We are dedicated to producing graduates of distinction, and our graduates have found careers playing for stars like Carrie Underwood, as Christian singers and songwriters, worship leaders at Harvest Bible Chapel, and conductors leading choir festivals throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Liberty Music Group (LMG) is our School of Music’s professional music publishing and recording company, and this student-run label provides students, staff, and faculty with the opportunity to publish their work.
  • We are a designated “All-Steinway” school and are committed to providing our students with the best performance facilities possible.
  • Participate in our School of Music ensembles that perform in styles ranging from folk and bluegrass to a cappella and Latino.

Our Bachelor’s in Piano Performance Degree Program Information

Career Opportunities for Our Piano Performance Bachelor’s Program Graduates

  • Accompanist
  • Collaborative pianist
  • Professional musician
  • Private music teacher
  • Music therapist (requires graduate study)

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.