The Bachelor of Music in performance is for students who wish to pursue intensive training on their instruments in pursuit of a career as a professional performer. The major in performance includes courses in theory and comprehensive musicianship, and students have many opportunities to perform in public recitals and concerts, including such areas as organ, piano, and vocal performance.

Fast Facts
  • Tour the world in one of 12 musical ensembles
  • Solo, chamber, and ensemble performance opportunities
  • Masterclasses with world-class musicians in residency
  • More than 25% of students perform in music ensembles
Choir singing


What You'll Study

From the page to the stage


Raising the Bar

While faculty are experts in their craft, teaching is their real forte. Professors work closely with students in both ensemble and solo instruction, fostering a mentorship through individualized attention.

David Heller
David Heller, D.M.A.
Department Chair
Faculty Headshot: Brian Bondari
Brian Bondari, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Joe Kneer, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Jacquelyn Matava, D.M.
Associate Professor
Kimberlyn Montford
Kimberlyn Montford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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James Worman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Humming with opportunities on campus, in San Antonio, and around the world.

“I cannot tell you how much I have grown from when I started with Dr. Bondari to now. You can always get better, but now I see myself as a composer whereas before I was just a person who wrote music.” - Caileen Tallant ’16


Music scholarships range from $1,500 - $10,000 per year and are renewable annually based on a successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and...

Research Opportunities

Students find ways to weave music into research for other disciplines.

Study Abroad

From China to Austria, students perform around the world, fully immersing themselves in the very regions from which their music originates. Learning...


Students frequently join forces with local musical ensembles, performing alongside professionals in world-famous places such as the Tobin Center for...

Spaces and Facilities

Students perform inside stunning facilities on campus, such as the Smith Music Building, Laurie Auditorium, and  Margarite  B. Parker Chapel. Trinity...

Student Organizations

Students can join various choral and instrumental ensembles that perform on campus and around the world. Two a cappella groups serenade campus every...

Honors and Student Awards

Pi Kappa Lambda recognizes outstanding achievements of music students pursuing a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

Stieren Arts Enrichment Series

Through the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, Trinity regularly hosts an array of world-class musicians on residency who...

When You Graduate

Key to Success

Graduates leave Trinity having perfected their craft through intensive training and the experience of numerous solo, chamber, and ensemble performances. They’re well rounded individuals who are able to accept constructive criticism, adapt to changing circumstances, and have discipline and patience—all traits that will help them stand out among the crowd.


Music performance majors at Trinity are regularly accepted to the top graduate and young artist programs in the country. This is a result of our students gaining résumé-building musical experiences early on in their training.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Ithaca College
  • The Juilliard School
  • Ohio State University
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Royal University of the Hague
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Yale University

Career Areas:

  • Artist Management
  • Educational Leadership
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Teaching


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