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B.M. Degree with a Major in Music Performance

  • Total Credit Hours: 124
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

The Master of Music Performance (M.M.P.) program at Valdosta State University is a rigorous, performance-based, graduate degree that seeks to train student-musicians into professionals. Marked by individualized attention from its renowned and dedicated faculty, students gain experiences in performance, scholarship, and pedagogy through intentional mentorship aimed at fostering the holistic development of each musician.

The Valdosta State Difference

The M.M.P. program consists of 36 credit hours of academic and performance-based courses, including a minimum of one graduate-level recital. Graduate students play a vital role in various ensembles at Valdosta State University such as the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Blazin' Brigade Marching Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, among others. Graduate students in the music department gain leadership skills as they model for undergraduate majors their professionalism, depth of knowledge, and musical maturity in ensemble settings. Many graduate students also provide service to the department and college by working as Graduate Assistants, through which they receive practical, hands-on experience that not only bolsters their professional profile, but also prepares them for a successful career in music upon graduation. At the conclusion of the degree, students must complete and pass the Comprehensive Exam, which includes a written and an oral component designed to be a synthesis and summation of the students' coursework during their tenure in the M.M.P. program.

What You'll Learn

After completion of the M.M.P. program, VSU students have progressed on to successful careers as professional musicians or have pursued doctoral degrees or performer's certificates at elite institutions across the United States.


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  • Acoustical Engineer
  • Arts Educator
  • Band Director
  • Band Leader
  • Chamber Musician
  • Choir Director
  • Church Music Director
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Disc Jockey
  • Lyricist
  • Music Critic
  • Music Director for Film/TV
  • Music Editor
  • Music Industry Lawyer
  • Music Instructor
  • Music Journalist
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Promoter
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Software Programmer
  • Music Store Manager
  • Music Store Owner
  • Music Therapist
  • Performer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Recording Mixer
  • Recording Technician
  • Secondary School Music Teacher
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Studio Musician
  • Voice Coach
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