Music Performance BMus/Music MM(Performance)(non-thesis)

Career opportunities include music performance in a variety of settings, including freelance performing, accompanying, church music, and ensemble participation, as well as preparation for further graduate studies in music performance and other related musical fields.

Admission to Program

Interested B.Mus. Performance majors should submit a departmental application form for the dual degree pathway by the end of the second semester of their junior year, either at the time of their second semester performance jury or their junior recital, whichever occurs at the end of the second semester of their junior year. The departmental application form can be found on the Hugh Hodgson School of Music website (

The skill, musicianship, and artistry demonstrated in the junior-level performance jury and junior recital will form the principal eligibility for admission. Applicants will submit three letters of reference, including their principal studio teacher, a major ensemble conductor, and one additional member of the music faculty.

Other eligibility requirements include:
(1) Successful completion of the following courses: MUSI 2120 Music Theory IV; MUSI 2130 Aural Skills IV; MUSI 2530 Class Piano IV; MUSI 2820 Sophomore Applied Lessons & Recital; and MUSI 3210 Music History I.
(2) Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (UGA coursework).


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

MUSI 7810 - Masters Lessons (2 credit hours)
MUSI 7810 - Masters Lessons & Recital (3 credit hours)
MUSI 6280 - Instrumental/Vocal Literature (2 credit hours)
MUSI 6XXX - Graduate Music Theory Elective (2 credit hours)
MUSI XXXX - Graduate Music Elective (3 credit hours)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

- Apply to the UGA Graduate School using the online application

- Apply to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music (using the web site), including:
• A statement of purpose
• CV
• Brief reflective essay
• Pre-screening audition materials, as required
• Three letters of recommendation
• Application fee
• Schedule and complete a masters-level performance audition

Program Advisor

  • Name: Brandon Craswell
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3737
  • Address: 0459 Music Building

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Music Performance B.Mus.
  • Department/College: Music

Advising Contact

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Music M.M.
  • Department/College: Music

Advising Contact

  • Name: Adrian Childs
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3737
  • Address: 0344 Music Building