Applied Music Studies
The mission of the Applied Music Studies Division is to foster musical growth, understanding, and appreciation in students of all ages through involvement in music lessons, classes, and/or performance.
The goal of the Applied Music Studies Division is to provide the Kentuckiana area with the highest quality of teaching and to be a primary source for non-collegiate music education.
Instructions on all instruments and voice is provided by means of private lessons, group classes, and/or ensembles. Classes in Music Theory/Appreciation are also offered.
Visit the Applied Music Studies Web Sites:
- Bruce Heim's Horn Studio; Bruce Heim's Website
- Herb Koerselman's Trumpet Studio
- Saxophone Studio; Mike Tracy's Website
- Trumpet Studio
- Mike Tunnell's Trumpet Studio
Keyboard & Piano Pedagogy
Bachelor of Music in Instrumental/Vocal Performance
The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is appropriate for students who wish to prepare for a career in music performance and related fields. Among the particular career emphases for which the BM in Performance is an appropriate preparation are professional performer, university teacher, private music studio teacher, or pre-professional preparation for music teacher certification study. Since it is unlikely that graduates of the program will have developed all the requisite skills to enter the professional ranks of performers or university teachers, most graduates will continue to develop their skills through further study. Students who have completed the BM in Performance at UofL typically do very well in gaining admission to strong graduate programs nationwide.
Every University of Louisville School of Music student must complete the following degree requirements:
- 2-4 semesters of Piano (individual to major)
- 4 semesters of Theory
- 4 semesters of Music Literature
- Private Lessons
- Principal Ensemble Performance
- Recital Attendance (15 per semester for 6 semesters)
- General Education Requirements (hours vary)
The liberal arts degree in music affords the student the opportunity to pursue the study of music at the collegiate level and also to combine the study of music with an outside field. In some cases, we have developed some specific areas of emphasis but the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree offers the student a wide array of choices, limited only to his imagination. This degree is popular with students who want to eventually earn an advanced degree in medicine, law, or some other area.
A professional degree in music is a highly concentrated degree with approximately 85 of the 131 hours in music. There is a solid general studies core of subjects included in this degree as well. Most of the students who pursue this degree will go on to graduate school and to more advanced study in music.