The Most Intensive Music Degree
Develop your musical gifts at Belhaven. The Bachelor of Music in Performance provides a reputable, focused foundation for a lifetime of performance.
This program is the most musically intensive Bachelor’s degree and is geared towards students who desire serious preparation for further study. In addition to the standard music core, there are additional performance related courses, including two recitals and chamber ensemble, and orchestra.
This is your opportunity and we're ready to help you to the next level.
Belhaven University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Uplifting & Encouraging
Why You’ll Love Music Performance at Belhaven
Belhaven grads are performing with orchestras and ensembles across the country
Showcase your work through concerts and recitals open to the public
Challenge yourself to pursue deeper knowledge and excellence with peers and professors.
A Celebrated Haven for Arts Education
Only 39 universities in the U.S. are accredited in all major arts. Belhaven is one. That means master classes, great performances, and national competitions. When you study art, dance, music, or theatre here, you’re earning a degree from a nationally recognized school for the arts.
B.M.P. with Strings: What You'll Learn
When you choose to earn a bachelor’s degree in music at Belhaven, you get the personalized instruction through one-on-one interactions with your professors that allow you to grow academically and artistically.
We take a Christ-centered, collaborative, community approach to music. Through coursework, we emphasize the importance of a biblical worldview and how it applies to music.
In addition to our Visit Scholarship, you can supplement your financial aid award with an academic scholarship from Belhaven's School of the Arts!
To qualify, you must be accepted for admission, submit your high school GPA and test scores, and complete your FAFSA. When you schedule a personal visit or attend an Arts Discover Day, we'll assess your scholarship potential when you audition with one of our music professors.
It's time to make a joyful noise, so let's get started!
Majoring in Music: What You Need to Know
For music majors, the audition gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your musical talents, converse with music faculty about your interests, and explore opportunities and possibilities for studying music at Belhaven.
These audition “conversations” are best accomplished in person, but a “virtual audition” is equally acceptable.
- Performance and internships with Opera Mississippi
- Performance with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
- Music competitions
- Performance and Internships in local churches
- Teaching private lessons for church and school programs
- Participation in professional arts organizations
- Concert production experience
You do not need to be a music major to participate in these ensemble/program opportunities. We welcome students from all studies to develop and enjoy their God-given talents!
Voted one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast, the Singing Christmas is the epitome of Belhaven's collaborative and communal spirit. Students, faculty, staff, several departments, and community members join to present a heart-warming performance of Christmas music.
The Music Department presents a variety concerts and recitals which are open to the public free of charge.
University clubs are great ways to get involved in campus community and grow your skills, whether you join a music club or one of the many organizations outside of the School of Music.
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The Belhaven Advantage
Fuel your academic passions and expand your career options. Belhaven offers our freshmen a unique deal: double major, and we’ll pay the tuition if you need a fifth year in school. Double major in two arts programs, pair a business degree with a STEM major … the possibilities are endless!
Verse of the Year
God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.