Want to perform? The Music Performance major is a rigorous preparation equipping students with musical knowledge, skill, and professional character traits pertinent to music performance from a biblical world view. Students are well prepared for future opportunities such as performing artists, studio teachers, graduate school students/assistants and, after additional training, college music professors.
A recent graduate with a performance degree, Philip Himebook, was in Les Miserables, playing to rave reviews. "...With his powerful build and angel's voice Philip Himebook makes that perfectly clear every time he walks on stage. I can't say when I've heard the role better sung." Himebook was also one of the winners in the Mid-South Region of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
Want to teach at the college level? A recent graduate with a performance degree, Naomi Shady, has completed her Masters in Vocal Performance at Lee University where she was a Graduate Assistant. The performance degree will give you more experience performing in public. You will do a 30-minute junior recital and a 60-minute senior recital. In addition, you will
The learning objectives for this program include the following:
- Gaining factual knowledge in the areas of music history repertory and music theory (IDEA 1)
- Developing skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals—in the areas of Aural Skills, analysis, technology, piano/keyboard, composition, and improvisation and performance, including mastery of performance skills in the applied area (IDEA 4)
- Gaining a broad understanding, appreciation or intellectual/cultural activity—in the ability to synthesize knowledge in the area of music performance and various forms and styles of music (IDEA 7)
- Developing a clearer understanding of, and commitment to, personal Biblical values reflecting God’s call on his or her life for service in a career in music performance (IDEA 10)
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