Bachelor of Music in Performance: Strings

The Bachelor of Music in Performance (strings) focuses on providing students with the necessary musical foundation for a lifetime of performance. This music performance major is the most intensive music degree.

Music Performance degrees are for students who desire preparation for further study, containing the standard music core, additional performance-related courses, two recitals, orchestra, and chamber ensemble. String faculty are well networked and can connect students with opportunities in the community.

Music scholarships are available.

Why study music performance at Belhaven University?

When you choose to earn a bachelor degree in music at Belhaven, you will get the personalized instruction and one-on-one interactions with professors you need to grow academically. 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.

Some partnership and internship opportunities include:

  • Internships with Opera Mississippi
  • Performance with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
  • Music competitions (Music Teachers National Association)
  • Performance and Internships in local churches
  • Teaching Private Lessons for church and school programs
  • Participation in professional arts organizations
  • Concert production experience

Course Offerings

  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Compositional Process
  • Form and Analysis
  • Conducting
  • String Pedagogy
  • History of Music
  • World Music
  • Counterpoint I OR Popular Music from the 1930's to the present: A Cultural Mirror
  • Chamber Music Literature
  • Orchestra Literature
  • Music Studio Class
  • Private Music Lessons
  • Music Ensembles
  • Junior Recital
  • Senior Recital
  • Pass piano proficiency juries

Visit the Course Offerings page for more specific information.