Make the stage your home

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”  —Plato

While pursuing a Music Performance degree at Susquehanna University, you’ll have the opportunity to bring your soul, mind and imagination to a vibrant community of performers. This is a place where young musicians thrive. You’ll be taught by devoted professors who believe in the process of creative individual practice, inspiring lessons, master classes and rehearsals that lead to fulfilling performances.

As a student, you’ll experience frequent opportunities for solo performances in low-pressure venues. A successful concert represents just a small part of the rich daily life of performers, and you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the deep life of a musician, while also pursuing scholarly interests and being supported by your talented peers.

Gain teaching experiences that allow you to build skills as a private teacher even as an undergraduate. If you’re looking for a place to grow and flourish as a musician, Susquehanna University’s music program is the choice for you.

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Making beautiful music

From small ensembles, to choirs, to the stadium band, Susquehanna music makers create a vibrant community that welcomes you to join them.

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“I appreciate that Susquehanna allows me to pursue my passion for music, performance and Spanish studies simultaneously! There are also many opportunities to perform and grow.”

McKenna Mowry ’26

Potential Careers

  • Musician
  • Conductor
  • Private studio teacher
  • College professor
  • Instrument technician

Recent Employers

  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • Talent Education Suzuki Academy, Greenville, N.C.
  • Chicago School of Violin Making
  • Anthony–St. Alphonsus Church, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Making music in the community

Susquehanna is committed to sharing its music and expertise with the local community through its Music Preparatory Program. This on-campus music school employs Susquehanna students as instructors to provide music lessons to community members of all ages. Susquehanna students have the unique opportunity to hone their skills as private music instructors.

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Music Preparatory Program

Studying for a Degree in Music Performance

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in music performance at Susquehanna.

Explore other programs and opportunities

See the full list of related programs on the School of the Arts page.

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