Music Performance

The concentration in Music Performance is for students who display a high caliber of skill and desire to pursue a career in solo and ensemble performance, accompanying, or college or private teaching. Students study their primary instrument (voice, piano, organ, wind instruments, string instruments, percussion instruments) closely with seasoned faculty who are also skilled performers. 

Music students perform in student recitals each semester. Applied professors help select those pieces appropriate for performance, and coach the student. Those students who choose the performance concentration will perform a juried 30-minute recital during their junior year and a juried 60-minute recital during their senior year.

All music majors and minors also study and must pass basic piano proficiency. 


Performance Opportunities

Olivet offers many outlets for students to perform. From on-campus performances to traveling the globe for events, there is no shortage of exciting opportunities to be involved in music. Olivet’s 70-member Orpheus Choir performs classical and contemporary sacred anthems in concerts across the country and around the globe.

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Orpheus Choir tours each year, presenting concerts in the US and around the globe.

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Music Ensembles

Countless music ensembles make up the performance opportunities offered each year. From opera to orchestral, jazz to jam sessions – there’s a place for everyone in the School of Music.

Music Ensembles

Concerts & Events

Olivet's School of Music hosts a variety of concerts and events on campus for campus and community alike. Many events are general admission and free, while some require tickets.

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Meet the Faculty

Olivet professors are skilled professionals that spend hours helping students hone their musical skills. Faculty are constantly advancing their craft, in the classroom and on the concert stage.

Music Faculty

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