Music Performance

MajorBachelor of Music

A Note-Worthy Journey Awaits.

Music Performance majors at Butler have the unique opportunity to choose from concentrations in instrumental, piano, and vocal performance. Throughout your academic journey, you’ll find yourself performing in world-class venues, honing your skills in various courses such as music theory, aural skills, and basic conducting. Collaborating with exceptional faculty, you’ll have the chance to create music and engage in noteworthy performances. Additionally, the program offers exciting opportunities to study abroad and interact with local arts professionals.

Upon completion of the Music Performance program, you’ll discover a multitude of pathways open to you. While many graduates choose to pursue advanced degrees in graduate school, you will be uniquely positioned to explore diverse career options aligned with your interests and aspirations. Whether you aspire to further academic pursuits or seek professional opportunities in the music industry, our program equips you with the skills and experiences to carve out your own distinct path.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • MT 101 – Theory 1 
  • MT 111 – Aural Skills 1 
  • MH 305 – Music History and Literature 1 
  • MT 311 – Basic Conducting 
  • MT 413 – Form and Analysis 

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  • Instrumental
  • Piano 
  • Vocal

Meet Your Faculty

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Dana Zenobi
Associate Professor – Music
Dana Zenobi is a nationally recognized inerpreter of art song by women and voice pedagogy scholar. She teaches Studio Voice, Voice Pedagogy, Lyric Diction, and Vocal Literature courses and researches voice acoustics, music performance anxiety, & art song
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Kate Boyd
Professor of Piano, School of Music
An active soloist and chamber musician, American pianist Kate Boyd has performed solo recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Musikhalle Hamburg, in addition to many places…
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Zachary Cooper
Assistant Professor – Music
Dr. Zachary Cooper is a dedicated performer and educator and he is passionate about cultivating the next generation of musicians. Cooper’s devotion to teaching horn has shaped the careers of numerous students, many of whom have earned scholarships to…
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Butler was uniquely flexible in working with me to create my own path.

“My three majors don’t necessarily make sense at first glance. Whether it’s drilling a tough spot in a piano piece, proving a theorem, or debugging code, they all scratch that itch to solve a problem. At Butler, I could study what I wanted, without having to limit myself to one thing. That’s not something most schools do. I think that the opportunity to learn such a broad range of things really enriched my time at Butler.”

Walker Demel ’21
Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Performance-Piano triple major

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


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