Music Performance

Bradley’s music performance program equips you for a career as a performer, private lesson teacher and other related opportunities.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

As a music performance major, you master piano, organ, voice or an orchestral instrument. You also can study piano accompanying. Beyond building performance skills, you learn music theory, sight-singing and ear-training. The program requires an audition, which you complete before enrolling at Bradley. As a member of the music department, you can travel nationally or internationally with one of 11 ensembles on campus. You also can explore the recording industry as a performer or businessperson through student-run Hilltop Studios.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s music performance program successfully prepares you for a career in the industry. In recent years, all students found jobs within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra and the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Peoria and Bradley

Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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