Performance and Music Education

Bachelor of Music
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Elevate your potential.

This five-year program leads to a double major in Performance and Music Education, with P-12 certification in either choral/general music or instrumental/general music. You can also choose from vocal, piano, or instrumental performance, allowing you to customize the program to fit your own interests and talents. Graduates of this program are uniquely positioned to both perform and to teach.

Program Information


In the Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education program students can choose from four options:

  • BM in Instrumental Performance and Instrumental Music Education
  • BM in Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education 
  • BM in Piano Performance and Instrumental Music Education
  • BM in Piano Performance and Choral Music Education 

Visit the Music Department website for semester-by-semester curriculum guides.

  • Choral
  • Instrumental
  • Piano

The Butler Advantage

Demonstrate a broad knowledge of music in diverse, historical, cultural, and social contexts.

Demonstrate a proficiency in fundamental theoretical aspects of music, appropriate to the area of study.

Perform using technical and artistic skills appropriate to the area of applied study, including solo and collaborative music making.

Gather, evaluate, and communicate musical information and ideas verbally and in writing.

Teach from their disciplines in a variety of settings.

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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