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Bachelor of Arts in Music

Related Minors

  • Music Education
  • Music Arranging
  • String Pedagogy
  • Church Music
  • Piano Pedagogy

Degree Overview

As a Music major, you have the opportunity to prepare to be a leader in the field of music by taking a well-established music core and choosing two or more areas of expertise: arranging, church music, piano pedagogy, string pedagogy, performance, and general music. Being able to choose multiple areas of expertise enables you to be best prepared for the diversity demanded of today’s music professionals in the workforce and in the church. Compiling on your professional transcript documentation of these areas of expertise makes you more marketable as you pursue a career in music.

Potential Careers*

  • Professional Musician
  • Music conservatory administrator
  • Music studio owner
  • Early childhood music and movement teacher
  • Private music instructor
  • Music pastor
  • Church musician
  • Music composer/arranger
  • Music editor
  • Conductor

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

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Music Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate performance skills on their primary instrument/voice, as a soloist and/or as part of an ensemble.
  • Students will be able to discriminate, aurally identify, visually identify, and evaluate the structures of music.
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of historical foundations to the description, performance, and analysis of music from all recognized historical stylistic periods, with an emphasis on Western music practices.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension, and be able to articulate the role, of music in all cultures as viewed from a biblical perspective.
  • Students will learn to locate, read, and evaluate current musical and educational research.
  • Students will demonstrate strong commitment to lifelong professional and spiritual development, and to lifelong application of their musical knowledge and skills in local church ministry.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in individual and group vocal and instrumental teaching strategies, and in comprehension of the basic concepts of institutional music program development.