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Music Performance

Music Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Instrumental or Vocal)

In recent years, rapid advancement in information technology, radical shifts in global culture, and evolving contemporary popular opinion have drastically redefined the career landscape for the performing musician.

In response to these global circumstances, UMass Lowell seeks to train music performers of the modern era who have developed a sense of personal entrepreneurship that can be applied within both traditional and newly emerging performance contexts. For students who seek careers as a modern day performing musician, UMass Lowell offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance in the instrumental or vocal area of their choice.

Please refer to the UMass Lowell online Undergraduate Catalog for information about general requirements for retention and graduation, as well as for courses of study and curricula.

A violinist performs at the University Orchestra's "All You Need is Love!” Valentine's Day concert. Photo by Tory Germann


UMass Lowell's Performance Program has a tri-fold mission:

  1. To prepare musicians for viable careers in performance through acquisition of technical, creative, and entrepreneurial skills;
  2. To promote, preserve and advance live music and the performing arts in American society; and
  3. To produce the next generation of musical innovators, thinkers, and leaders.