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Music: Concentration Instrumental Performance

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Why Study Instrumental Performance

The Instrumental Performance Concentration prepares students for careers in symphony orchestras, concert halls, recording studios, opera houses, musical theaters, jazz clubs, theme parks, cruise ships, with touring companies, military ensembles, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. Performers might also teach private lessons in schools, private studios, music stores, or at the collegiate level. Finally, many performance alumni pursue doctoral degrees or develop portfolio careers that include conducting, composing, arranging, music theory, pedagogy, or arts management.

Students who wish to develop their potential as musicians will benefit from the rich training and the myriad of performance opportunities offered at APSU.

Austin Peay's applied faculty and ensemble directors are second to none. Our department is host to world-class performers including symphony musicians, Nashville's top recording studio session players, chamber musicians, premier soloists, leading opera singers, and world-renowned clinicians. Our ensemble directors have established a tradition of excellence in large and small ensembles. And all Music Department faculty are committed to serving our students as educators and mentors.

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Music: Instrumental Performance, MMU