Bachelor Of Music In Woodwind, Brass, Or Percussion Performance
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Aug 19, 2024

Unite People through Music with Our Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree in Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion Performance

Music brings people together, and our Bachelor of Music degree with a focus on woodwind, brass, or percussion performance provides the training you need to bring that sense of unity to your community through performing, conducting ensembles, and promoting the musical arts.

Throughout this degree, you will explore the relationship between music and culture while furthering your performance skills, so you are prepared to impact your community through music. Partner with us, and let us help you share the universal language of music with the world as a Champion for Christ

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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 B.M. in Music Performance Degree?  

At Liberty, we are committed to providing you with the training you need to succeed in the music industry and use your talents to glorify God. In our woodwind, brass, or percussion performance bachelor’s degree, you will learn from experienced musicians who have earned their degrees from some of the best music schools around the world and are dedicated to mentoring you as you develop your own musical style. Our program is designed to help you reach your full potential as a musician who leads with excellence and integrity.

And as one of the top ten largest schools of music in the nation, we are able to offer a variety of classes and performance opportunities from wind symphonies to jazz ensembles. We also offer state-of-the-art classroom, performance, and recording facilities designed to help you prepare for your career.

What Will You Learn in Our Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion Performance Bachelor’s Degree Program?

Throughout our bachelor’s degree in music with a performance focus, you will study music theory, applied music studies, conducting, and music technology. You will also have the unique opportunity of working one-on-one with a distinguished instructor who will help further your technical and performance skills in your primary instrument.

As you progress in this degree program, you will study a secondary instrument to the one you primarily focus on. Some requirements of this program include participation in various ensemble performances and showcasing your accomplishments in a senior recital. To help you gain more marketable experience, you will also complete an internship with the music organization of your choice. 

View our woodwind, brass, or percussion 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

MUSC 310 – Principles of Arranging

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Basic arranging techniques of various pop-music genres
  • Arranging techniques for instrumental ensembles
  • Arranging for studio recordings

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 360 – Commercial Improvisation Techniques

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The relationship between improvisation and harmonic context in contemporary music idioms
  • The skills necessary to strategic areas of vocal or instrumental improvisational technique
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Highlights of Our B.M. in Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion 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.
  • Our faculty members are experienced musicians who have studied and performed all over the world.
  • Our wind symphony has performed at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference.

Our Bachelor’s in Music – Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion Performance Degree Program Information

Career Opportunities for Our Bachelor of Music in Performance Program Graduates

  • Conductor
  • Performer
  • Pit orchestra 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.