Performance students, both undergraduate and graduate, are prepared through intensive applied music study with Artist-Faculty, theory and history coursework, and performance in recitals, chamber ensembles, and large ensembles, to pursue careers as soloists or members of chamber ensembles or large ensembles. The undergraduate performance programs includes study of literature and pedagogical techniques to assist graduates in pursuing careers as private studio teachers.

Undergraduate Performance majors present a junior recital and a senior recital. Graduate Performance majors present a graduate recital. All recitals take place in the accustically superb Schaver Music Recital Hall located in Old Main.