Instrumental Performance : Majors

Micah Jones plays stand-up bass

Bass

Bass students demonstrate a proficiency in accompanying, soloing and group performance in a variety of musical styles.

Drums

Drumset

Drumset majors focus on developing advanced technique, improvisation, reading and musicianship through a wide variety of methods and styles.

Guitar

Guitar faculty inspire students to realize a variety of musical paths, teaching tradition, diversification and commitment to the instrument.

Conga player

Hand Drumming

This innovative program covers the essential elements of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African and Middle East percussion.

Drummer

Percussion

Students can major in Percussion only or can elect to create a course of study that includes other areas such as Drumset, Hand Drumming and Vibes.

Piano player

Piano

Piano students have many opportunities to develop instrumental skill and explore improvisational possibilities.

Sax player

Saxophone

Students in the Saxophone and Woodwind departments possess strong instrumental, improvisational and musicianship skills.

Student playing violin

Strings

String students have the opportunity to study a wide variety of styles and perform with a vast array of student and professional musicians.

 

Trombone players

Trombone

The Trombone faculty at University of the Arts encourage trombonists to be versatile, well-rounded musicians.

Trumpet player

Trumpet

The Trumpet department emphasizes development in technique, sound production, sight reading and improvisation.

Student playing vibraphone

Vibes

The Vibraphone department teaches young players how to perform and play in an ever-changing music world.

Students playing woodwind instruments

Woodwind

Saxophone/Woodwind graduates will be prepared to enter the music world as a performer, artist or educator.