Bachelor of Music in Performance

Develop the skills to perform professionally with the Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. You’ll choose from a range of concentrations. This 124-credit, full-time bachelor’s degree prepares you with intensive coaching and training by faculty from well-known institutions such as Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The liberal arts curriculum in the Bachelor of Music in Performance program emphasizes both solo and ensemble performance through hands-on instruction, providing pathways for careers in all facets of musical performance.

In addition to eight semesters of private lessons and ensemble performances, students complete coursework in aural theory, music history and theory, and other courses that vary by concentration. Courses also focus on specific business aspects of the field to prepare you for the professional world.

As part of the Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts, Performance BM students have opportunities to participate in ensembles and productions at the Temple Performing Arts Center, in addition to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia and the iconic Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

You can also explore information about the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Performance.


Choose to focus on one of the following concentrations.

Classes & Curriculum

In addition to requisite general education courses, all students in the Performance BM are required to take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in music history. Additionally, some of the core coursework varies depending on your chosen concentration.

Learn more about course requirements for each concentration in the Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance.

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Two Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance students play the french horn.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Music offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $20,616.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,216.00 per year


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