Compose. Perform. Inspire.
Music Performance | Instrumental Program
Inspire joy, glorify God, and fine-tune your talent through a music performance degree at NGU.
Joyful Noise Begins Here
Pursue countless professions in the world of music performance. Band/choral/music director. Broadway/commercial/freelance musician. Composer, conductor, instructor, and more.
From composition to curtain call, inspiring music is more than a simple performance. It requires a deep understanding of musical writing, practice, technique, theory, style, and history. Master it all as you study music performance at NGU.
Experience Learning and Performing Together
Bands & Ensembles
You want choices? We’ve got them! Marching band in the fall. Pep band in the spring. Concert choir, jazz band, and a wide array of ensembles throughout the year. Whatever your passion, pursue it at NGU.
Perform, Perform, Perform!
Refine your skills and showcase your talents in over 40 performances each year. From chamber and ensemble performances to student and faculty recitals, there’s something for everyone. Performance thrives at NGU.
Work Studies for Every Level of Experience
Assist ensemble conductors as they prepare for rehearsals. Facilitate guest performances. Even advise younger musicians in their journey. Put your talent to good use for others.
Plenty of Space to Find Your Place
You need time and space to practice. Between Turner Chapel and the Hayes Fine Arts Center, enjoy access to over two dozen spaces designed for you to learn, practice, and perfect your craft.
Music Beside Experienced & Faithful Musicians
Study Music in a Brilliantly Composed Sequence
Elevate Your Perspective
You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Stories that Started Here
Caleb Ruppe ’15
I credit NGU for preparing me for every life and career adventure that I have had the opportunity to face.
Grace Watson ’18
Some of her fondest memories of NGU comes from hanging out with fellow music majors in ‘The Music Lobby’ of the Cline School of Music.