Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

About the Music Performance, BM

You are interested in pursuing a professional performance career, and we have the program to support these goals. Our coursework in music pedagogy, literature, ensembles, and the completion of a recital, builds the skill set and work ethic required of a professional musician. From classical to contemporary, explore various genres and master your instrument of choice.

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Why Study Music Performance at CWU?

When it comes to music, few universities can offer the personal attention and quality instruction that CWU can.

Our award-winning professors can mentor you as you learn how to pursue a successful music career.

“Central Washington University is truly a special place. I had access to some of the most amazing teachers and performance halls that I could have asked for coming out of high school. The atmosphere is something unlike any other school - there's a true sense of community, friendship, and support from teachers and fellow students.” Brooke Scholl graduated from CWU in 2013.

Study Music Performance at CWU

Unleash your talent: CWU's Music Performance degree for a remarkable musical future.

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How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog links below for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. Explore your unique music specialization and plan your future at CWU today.


Each year, the Music Department gives over $250,000 in scholarships and waivers for incoming and returning students. To learn more, check out our Music Scholarship Information.

We offer many ensemble opportunities in a wide range of instrumental combinations, styles, and proficiencies. From our large symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, or premier vocal group to our small jazz combos and brass quintets, there is an ensemble for you. For a full list of ensembles, reference our CWU Music Ensemble Opportunities.

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