Music Performance | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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    • Your performance deserves a high performance program

      Whether it’s an audience of thousands or an audience of three, you were born to perform. Life on the stage is all you've ever dreamed about. Now it’s time to take your talent and passion, and turn that dream into reality. A Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Capital’s Conservatory of Music emphasizes performance in all aspects of study — instrumental performance, vocal performance, or keyboard performance on piano or organ. Simply add in the self-discipline and intellectual curiosity necessary to succeed, and you're well on your way. You also have the unique opportunity to combine a challenging and dynamic Conservatory experience with the broad-based learning provided by Capital’s liberal arts core curriculum. That will make you well rounded and adaptable, which is exactly the skill set you need to perform well — in any field. 

      From start to finish, this degree emphasizes performance in all aspects of study. Begin by choosing one of four areas of emphasis:

      • instrumental
      • piano
      • organ
      • vocal

      These areas of emphasis include wide-ranging performance experiences, from solo and stage to instrumental, choral, chamber and large ensemble. Then add a core curriculum that centers on applied lessons, music theory, history, keyboard studies, conducting and world music. The result is intense personalized instruction by world-class performers and educators, and outstanding practical experience — the perfect formula for a successful and rewarding career.

      Capital’s performance majors go on to do great things in the world of music. Many pursue advanced degrees at the finest graduate schools in the country. Others are living their dreams with opera houses and orchestras, or as solo or ensemble performers in this country or Europe. In fact, students who pursued their dreams and followed their passion with a Performance degree from Capital have performed on Broadway, with the Santa Fe Opera, the Columbus Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony and with standouts like Maestro Lorin Maazel and Peter Frampton. Their lives and careers as performers took shape at Capital, and they’re even more meaningful today — impacting the world through music. 

      Conservatory Admission and Audition Requirements

      Admission into this program will require you to complete a two-part process to gain admittance to both Capital University and the Conservatory of Music.



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      At the Capital University Conservatory of Music, our instructors are some of the best in the business—and in the classroom. That means you will be learning from people who, quite frankly, have been there, done that. As committed educators, they are prepared to share their knowledge, expertise and contacts so you, too, can orchestrate a career in music, whether your passion is classical, contemporary or somewhere in between. 

      See our Conservatory Requirements page for audition schedule and emphasis requirements.

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