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Music Performance (B.Mus.)

The ODU Bachelor of Music in Performance degree prepares students for the high level of musicianship and professionalism expected in multiple genres of music. Its emphasis focuses on developing individual musicianship through applied music lessons, solo performance and participation in a variety of ensembles along with a foundation in music theory and history. Vocal and Instrumental Areas Include: Brass, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds.

Music Performance (B.Mus.)


Description


What is Music Performance at ODU like?

The ODU Bachelor of Music in Performance degree prepares students for the high level of musicianship and professionalism expected in multiple genres of music. Its emphasis focuses on developing individual musicianship through applied music lessons, solo performance and participation in a variety of ensembles along with a foundation in music theory and history. Vocal and Instrumental Areas Include: Brass, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds.

Program Highlights


What makes Music Performance at ODU unique?

  • All applied music courses are taught by experienced, professional, performing faculty, 18 full time, 35 adjunct.

  • Capstone performance projects include performance juries each semester and two solo recitals.

  • Many performance opportunities in a vibrant arts community on and off campus including several competitions.

  • The Diehn School enjoys a special relationship with military music programs in all branches of the service .

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Musicians, Instrumental

$35.86

MEDIAN SALARY


Play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment, or as members of an orchestra, band, or other musical group.

Music Composers and Arrangers

$61,490

MEDIAN SALARY


Write and transcribe musical scores.

Music Directors

$61,490

MEDIAN SALARY


Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.

Sound Engineering Technicians

$68,180

MEDIAN SALARY


Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Los Angeles Opera, Military, Virginia Symphony Orchestra 

Courses


What are some courses offered in Music Performance at ODU?

MUSC 309:
Principles of Conducting


The development of basic skills and techniques necessary for conducting choral and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisites: MUSC 224, MUSC 322, or permission of the instructor.

MUSA 452:
HOUR LESSON-BRASS


One hour performance level lesson. Completion of this level includes successful performance of a one-hour public recital. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Music Performance at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Music program in Music Performance should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For admission to the Music Performance program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score:

paper based: 550, internet based 79


IELTS score:

6.5


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Possible Scholarships


  • F. Ludwig Diehn Scholarships
  • Kern Scholar
  • Dr. Charles Vogan Scholarship
  • John C. Stamos Scholarships
  • Elliott Breneiser Award
  • Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship
  • Monarch Marching Band Scholarship
  • Ensemble Scholarships
  • Russell Stanger String Quartet Competition

More Information...

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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PROFESSOR


Name:

Mike Hall


Location:

2113 DIEHN CENTER, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4072


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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