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Play to Your Potential.

Take your performance abilities to the next level with a B.M. in Music Performance.

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At-a-Glance

  • 120 credit hours
  • Choose from six distinct concentrations
  • Individualized instruction
  • Many opportunities to perform
  • A variety of performing careers
  • Pathway to graduate school for teaching in higher education
  • NASM accredited

Application and Audition Guide

become a professional musician

At UWG, our music faculty are dedicated to training you to become an accomplished musician. Take individualized lessons on all major instruments, from woodwinds and brass to piano and voice. Hone your skills from the experts and unleash your talents. Participate in our many ensembles and exit our program ready to perform professionally in a variety of music fields.

Choose Your Path

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Choose Your Path

We offer six distinct concentrations designed to give you the optimal experience in our program:

  1. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion
  2. Keyboard
  3. String and Guitar
  4. Voice
  5. Piano Pedagogy
  6. Jazz Studies

Choose Your Instrument

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Choose Your Instruments

As an accredited institution by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), we provide individualized instruction in a variety of instruments, including piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and guitar; percussion and string instruments; as well as training in conducting and voice.

Find Your Dream Job

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Find Your Dream Job

Our concentrations prepare you for a wide array of exciting and rewarding careers in performance:

  • Symphony orchestra and jazz band musician
  • Session and studio musician
  • Conductor and choir director
  • Private studio teacher and freelance musician
  • Opera singer and stage director
  • Music therapist
  • Pathway to graduate school and teaching in higher education

A Community of Performers

students in Opera Workshop production

A Community of Performers

As a performance major, part of your coursework is playing in many of our active groups—from wind and jazz ensembles to chamber music and opera workshop—where you will learn alongside your peers with instruction from experienced faculty and guest performers.

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Facilities and Venues

Wind Ensemble in Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center

Facilities and Venues

We perform in large venues on and off campus, including UWG's Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, the Carrollton Center for the Arts, and the newly built Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center, which is the largest (1100 seats) and most acoustically calibrated venue in West Georgia. Beginning in Spring 2024, Music will move into the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Humanities Building, which will have modernized practice rooms as well as rehearsal and recital space designed specifically to meet the needs of our program.

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music@westga.edu

(678) 839-6515 

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Location: Gunn Hall A-Wing

Main Office: Boyd 208