Music Performance (BMus)
Refine your skills, knowledge, and passion for music with an in-depth study of music theory and performance.
Why Music Performance?
A degree in Music Performance equips students who are interested in furthering their understanding and refining their ability in music. An in-depth study of music theory and performance develops the student into a well-educated and practiced individual. This degree prepares an individual for further musical studies at the graduate level and professional orchestral performance.
Music Performance at Cairn
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Required Credits: 126
- MUS Music Theory I-IV
- MUS Music Survey I-II
- MUS 315 History of Popular Music
- MUS 521 Music in the Church
Graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Institute of Music, Juilliard, Indiana University, or University of Maryland
Professional orchestral positions
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An Affordable Education
While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey. You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
Meet Our Faculty
Kenneth Borrmann is an Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Keyboard Studies at Cairn University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Bible and a Bachelor of Music in piano from Cairn University and a Master of Music in piano performance from West Chester University. He is the director of the Cairn Handbell Choir and the ensemble Laudate.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is active as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber music collaborator. Mr. Borrmann has conducted major portions of Handel’s Messiah on multiple occasions and has been active as a church music director for almost 30 years. He has served on the faculty of the Csehy Summer School of Music, teaching piano and conducting the Csehy choir.
His solo piano recitals have featured the works of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. As part of the dedication of a new Steinway concert grand piano, Mr. Borrmann performed the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Prokofiev with the Cairn Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed the Piano Concerto No.1 by Brahms with the CSO. Mr. Borrmann studied piano with Dr. Samuel Hsu and Benjamin Whitten and has most recently been a student of Martin Canin of the Juilliard School.
Baritone Steven Condy, who has built his reputation on his portrayals of the great “buffo” roles, is admired not only for his robust and nuanced voice, but also for his natural acting ability. Renowned for his portrayal of Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, he receives rave reviews for his performance with opera companies across the nation, including Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and San Francisco Opera. He also performed the title roles of Don Pasquale and Falstaff with Utah Opera, Don Magnifico in La cenerentola with Portland Opera and Austin Lyric Opera and Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Washington National Opera. In addition to teaching at Cairn, Mr. Condy is the Director of the Vocal Intensive Study Program at the MasterWorks Summer Music Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana.