Compose. Perform. Inspire. 

Music Performance: Instrumental

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Inspire joy, glorify God, and fine-tune your talent through a music performance degree at NGU.

All-Steinway School
NGU is the one and only All-Steinway School among Christian universities in the Carolinas.
Musical Performances
NGU’s Music Department presents over 40 performances each year. From student recitals to large ensembles, enjoy plenty of opportunities to perform.
Brass, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, and Woodwinds. Your passion directs your path 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.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Performance?

A Bachelor’s in Instrumental Music Performance opens the door to your music career. Soloists thrive in concert halls or recordings. Session musicians collaborate across genres. Orchestral players excel in symphonies. Educators shape future musicians in schools or universities. Conductors lead ensembles with artistic flair. Each path offers fulfilling opportunities for dedicated musicians. Discover your path with a degree in Music Performance at NGU.

Orchestra Musician

Music Instructor

Music Therapist



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

J. David Cudd, EdD
Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Assistant Professor, Music
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Christopher Davis, DMA
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

Study Music in a Brilliantly Composed Sequence

Music Performance Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Music Theory
  • Primary and Secondary Instrument Applied
  • Music Ensemble
  • Recital/Seminar
  • Music Appreciation
Music Performance Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Basic Conducting
  • Computer Technology for Musicians
  • Music Theory
  • Music Ensemble
  • Primary and Secondary Instrument
Music Performance Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Development of Musical Styles: Before 1750
  • Primary Instrument Applied
  • Development of Musical Styles: 1750 to 19th Century
  • Literature of the Instrument
  • Advanced Conducting
Music Performance Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Development of Musical Styles: Post 19th-Century and World Music
  • Orchestration/Arranging
  • Post 19th-Century Music
  • Western Civilization
  • Primary Instrument

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Program?

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J. David Cudd, EdD

Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
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