Bachelor Of Music In String Performance
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Grow as a Musician with Our B.M. in String Performance Degree

You love music and want to share that passion as an accompanist, soloist, or maybe even as an instructor. Throughout our bachelor’s degree in music, you can further your skills in the string instrument of your choice by working one-on-one with our distinguished faculty members – who have performed around the world as well as with singers and musicians like Yo-Yo Ma, Stevie Wonder, and Michael W. Smith.

At Liberty, our mission is to help you grow as a musician who leads with integrity in the music industry. Our B.M. in String Performance degree will prepare you to share your love of music in a way that impacts eternity.

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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 – String Performance Degree?

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 musical talents to glorify God. Throughout our string performance program, you will learn from faculty members who have performed around the world and hold degrees from some of the most prestigious music schools in the country. As 1 of the top 10 largest schools of music in the nation, we offer a variety of classes and performance opportunities ranging from wind symphonies to jazz ensembles. 

At Liberty, we work to ensure you have the best learning environment possible. We offer state-of-the-art rehearsal, recording, and performance facilities. In addition, our courses are taught by expert musicians. 

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

Throughout our B.M. in String Performance degree program, you will learn the basic components of music including harmonic and commercial theory, musicianship, and conducting, so you are prepared for additional in-depth study of string instruments. You will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with instructors to further your study of the instrument you choose. During your time studying with us, you can take advantage of performing with our symphony orchestra and other ensembles for additional experience. 

Our bachelor’s degree in string performance will help you prepare for a career in the music industry. You will learn how to teach string instruments and conduct ensembles, giving you the skills you need to become a private music teacher or lead a youth or community orchestra. In addition, you will learn about entrepreneurship and the Christian music community, opening the door to pursuing a career as a professional musician.

No matter what you feel called to do with your B.M. in String Performance degree, you will have the opportunity to gain practical, marketable experience through an internship in the field. View our string 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:

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

MUSC 317 – Instrumental Conducting

Here’s what you’ll learn:

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

MUSC 364 – Contemporary Styles Survey I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to arrange a wide variety of styles, from pop to country
  • How to create rhythmic groove
  • How to read a rhythm chart

MUSC 374 – String Techniques

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to properly maintain your instrument
  • Preparation for teaching violin, cello, and double bass
  • The history and construction of string instruments
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.M. in String 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.
  • Participate in our School of Music ensembles that perform in styles ranging from folk and bluegrass to a cappella and Latino.
  • Our wind symphony has performed at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference.

Our Bachelor’s in String Performance Degree Program Information

Career Opportunities for Our String Performance Bachelor’s Program Graduates

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

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.