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All studios are led by artist faculty who are in residence to provide personal attention and a first-rate conservatory experience. Because of the comprehensive nature of the School of Music, students may combine performance ambitions with those in other specializations.
The Bachelor of Music in Performance is structured toward growth and advancement. Students in the program work one-on-one with our distinguished studio faculty on a principal instrument of study: piano, guitar, harp, voice, woodwinds, brass, strings, or percussion. Students also attend weekly recital seminars and participate in master classes with world-renowned guest artists, fostering a healthy competition among peers. We ensure considerable time on stage, including large ensembles, chamber music, and two solo recitals.
A high level of performance experience is available at Fredonia regardless of the chosen degree plan. For example, any qualified music student is eligible to earn a Performer’s Certificate, which involves two additional, faculty-evaluated recital activities. Any student may compete in the annual Concerto Competition. All students – from freshman to graduate student – compete equally for prime seats in the ensembles, roles in the opera, and other major performances. At Fredonia, as in the real world, excellent music-making is rewarded.