Take your musicality to the next level through a wide variety of courses.
The music performance program awards a bachelor of music degree.
Learn from world-class musicians who perform on some of the globe's most celebrated stages.
Discover Programs & Studios
The music performance program offers many opportunities in wide variety of studios.
Be part of a new approach to touring with Presto. Award-winning ensembles give world-class performances while also building meaningful collaborations with local organizations in destination cities. Experience a life-changing tour that focuses on the transformational power of human connection through music. Build bridges between communities, be inspired to think bigger about what you can do with your music, all while taking part in a professional style tour as an undergraduate.
Performance & Ensemble Opportunities
Performance and ensemble opportunities abound, from large orchestras to small chamber ensembles, choirs to jazz bands. Explore a diverse range of styles and repertoires and take part in professional performance alongside your peers.
The Lawrence Conservatory of Music’s jazz program has received a national honor that speaks to its ability to creatively make music amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrated performers from around the globe visit Lawrence. Experience their work and learn directly from them in master classes.
The Chandler Senior Experience
Music Performance majors will give at least two recitals during their time at Lawrence: a half-recital (30 minutes) during junior year, and a full-recital (60 minutes) during the senior year. Repertoire requirements will differ with each specific studio.
Examples of recent Senior Experiences:
- Senior Recital: Works by Brahms, Debussy, Piazzolla and Vivaldi
- Senior Recital: Works by Navarro, Copland, Vaughan, Williams and Rossini
- Listen to the Children: A Senior Voice Recital Featuring Works by Britten, Barber, Bellini, Humperdinck, Joyce-Walter and Mahler
Music Performance Outcomes
Crescendo into post-Lawrence life ready for a variety of musical jobs and advanced study.
On Any Given Day...
...discover an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.
A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.
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