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Bachelor of Music
Music: String Performance (B.M.)
BYU-Idaho offers a comprehensive string education, granting baccalaureate degrees in performance, pedagogy and secondary education, with opportunities to participate in artistically satisfying and diverse performing ensembles.
Closeup of violinists in the University Orchestra
Gain Hands-On Experience
The Bachelor of Music is a professional degree offering emphases in performance or jazz studies. These programs are designed to give students a deep, immersive experience and include substantial recital and ensemble requirements. Many performance and jazz studies students will continue their studies in graduate school, preparing for careers in the music performance and higher education fields.

Students receive private instruction tailored to their specific needs and goals, whether those goals are to perform at a high level in competition, audition successfully for a selective graduate degree program, or develop an entrepreneurial approach to a career that involves teaching, performing, collaborative work, or more. Piano students have the opportunity to practice and perform on excellent newer and rebuilt Steinway pianos kept in top condition by a skilled technician. In addition, piano students learn to build their careers with the help of a strong Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and often travel to state and national conferences to enhance their understanding of the field.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Music with a String Performance emphasis have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in
As an accompanist, you will play a part of a musical piece to accompany the main singer or musician who carries the main part of the piece of music.
Private Music Teacher
Private music teachers have the opportunity to work closely with students in teaching a specific instrument. They make sure their students understand what is being taught. Teachers also cater each lesson to every student’s individual needs.
Professional Musician
As a professional musician, you can play for a variety of different orchestras, bands, or be a solo performer. You will need to learn songs quickly and have excellent sight-reading skills.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in String Performance, start with one of the following major-specific courses.

Students are required to audition for this major and participate in an ensemble each semester.

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