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BA Music: Instrumental Performance
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BA Music: Instrumental Performance


Instrumental Performance studies emphasize professional training with a foundation in liberal arts and sciences. Students take both required courses and electives. Practical procedures such as working on stage, solo techniques and ensemble techniques are emphasized. Qualified students are encouraged to audition for performances in Chicago’s professional music community.

The Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizes popular forms of jazz, rock, blues, and music for theater, providing students with a firm foundation in instrumental performance. Faculty advisors guide students in choosing courses and ensembles appropriate to each performer's goals. Studies are structured to attain the highest performance level according to each student's needs and abilities.

Instrumental Performance studies in the Music Department of Columbia College Chicago include classes specific to your emphasis, general education courses and private instruction in contemporary music of many genres.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music requires the completion of 33 credit hours of core courses in the music department, 12 credit hours of specialized course work, 33 credit hours of electives, and 42 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences classes, totaling 120 credit hours.

BA Music with a Concentration in Instrumental Performance: Degree Requirements.