Proficiency matters.

A degree in Music is designed for those students wishing to combine music with another discipline (e.g., music and business) or to pursue private applied teaching of elementary through intermediate level students.

As a student in the Music degree program, you will receive a broad liberal arts degree, use your creativity to study a variety of topics, and tailor your educational experience to include electives intersecting with your musical interests.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Music
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Program Details

    • Total Major Credit Hours: 49
    • Program Acceptance: Requires participation in a first semester jury exam.
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Applied music teacher
      • Church musician
      • Community musician

    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

  • Real-World Experience

    Here, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this hands-on opportunity helps you explore your vocation and gain the practical experience necessary for career success.

    With support from campus resources such as the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students have landed internships at organizations such as:

    • Calvary Church
    • Christ Memorial Church
    • Frontline Community Church
    • Lakeshore Baptist Church
    • Tabernacle Community Church

    Marketable Expertise

    Cornerstone graduates are influencers in their work, neighborhoods and world for Christ. You can find them building lives that matter in West Michigan and countries around the world.

    Because of their broad knowledge base, major-specific skills and servant leadership qualities, they've contributed value to teams at:

    • Banner of Christ Church
    • National Heritage Academies
    • Pinnacle Ministries
    • St. Cecilia Music Center
    • Woodside Bible Church