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BSc Music Performance

The Music Performance at Portland State University is for students who want to use music as a core of exploration for their academic studies.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $666 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The Music Performance at Portland State University will provide you with a strong music foundation with an emphasis in performance within a broad liberal arts framework. You’ll receive individualized instruction in applied lessons, participate in large ensembles, and perform a culminating recital at the end of your coursework.


Most of our alumni go on to grad school or combine a career as a freelance musician with teaching. Others pursue related careers: arts administrator, arranger, producer, and composer.

Recent graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Cleveland Institute. Some are performing with Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra, Portland Opera, and Vancouver Symphony. Others hold administrative and educational positions at Kennedy Center, Portland Ballet, All Classical Radio, Portland Youth Philharmonic, and Bravo Youth Orchestras.


Courses Included

  • Music Theory
  • Sight-Singing/Ear Training
  • Advanced Class Piano
  • Music History: Classical & Romantic
  • Form & Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Conducting
  • Wind Ensemble