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About the Program

Program Details

Master of Music in Performance students, many pursuing performance careers as well as developing private teaching studios, choose APU's School of Music because it offers:

The Master of Music in Performance prepares those who have completed a baccalaureate degree with a performance emphasis to continue the development of their performance skill through advanced study. The music performance degree program achieves this through:

Program Goals

The Master of Music in Performance Program:


Undeniably, performance represents the culmination of the music student’s comprehensive experience. Audiences detect more than technical prowess; they sense the intangibles that influence performance. Knowing this, the expert musicians composing the School of Music’s faculty specialize in developing well-rounded performers who demonstrate skill coupled with spiritual maturity and professionalism.

By integrating the tenets of Christianity throughout each course, practice session, and performance, the Master of Music in Performance instills both ethics and compassion in every performer. As students master the artistry of music, they simultaneously gain confidence born of a solid academic background permeated by faith. Graduates from this program enter their field as musicians of character.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.