Music Performance

The program

This degree is appropriate for students who wish to become composers or professional performers of instrumental, vocal, or keyboard music.  Our program offers a challenging, comprehensive instruction designed to cultivate a thorough knowledge of music scholarship, technical facility and artistry.  Academic music study, private instruction and active performance are essential elements of this degree.

The faculty

Our professors bring to the classroom years of academic training and professional experience.  We provide students with a broad range of musical knowledge, and convey a strong and diverse set of talents and skills.  Because our classroom sizes tend to be small, we are able to offer individualized instruction and personal attention to each and every student.

The results

Students in our Bachelor of Music degree in Composition or Performance (Instrumental, Vocal, or Keyboard) will graduate with a competitive set of musical skills and a thorough understanding of musical style and practice.  Our recent graduates have performed as professional artists or joined prestigious graduate music programs.


Department of Music, Henderson State University  
Russell Fine Arts Center 
1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7733 
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001 
Phone: 870-230-5036