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Music Performance

B.M. in Music Performance

The Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance is offered in percussion, piano, string instruments (including guitar and harp), wind instruments and voice.

Students in the program will study with a faculty of nationally and internationally respected musicians, all of whom are active professional performers.

In addition to our outstanding bands, choirs, and orchestras, Crane also offers an enticing array of smaller Performance Ensembles. Our performance standards are high. 

Upon graduation, Crane students are routinely accepted for graduate study in performance at top-tier conservatories and universities around the country. A number of our alumni have won major competitions, and others are employed by important symphony orchestras and opera houses.


Students will be able to:

  • notate a newly encountered melody accurately and efficiently.
  • demonstrate competency in musical performance.
  • demonstrate knowledge of pivotal historical events, societal attitudes, aesthetic and artistic trends, and to identify their interrelationship with music.
  • synthesize technical and musical knowledge via musical performance.

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Rishi Ramsingh '22 shares his passion for piano and what it's like to be a piano performance major at The Crane School of Music.

From Zeppelin to Mozart

Introduced to music on his father’s electric guitar, Alex Mariano ’21 played the songs of Led Zeppelin and Van Halen throughout his youth. Now he’s pursuing a music performance degree at The Crane School of Music where he’s been mastering the classical guitar under the guidance of Dr. Douglas Rubio.

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“The whole trajectory of my life started here. I met some of the most amazing faculty and mentors that really changed me and guided me on the right path. It’s just a wonderfully welcoming environment at Crane."

Katie Beck '12 Vocal Performance Alumna