Proficiency matters.

Cornerstone University's music degree is designed for students 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 our 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 that intersect with your musical interests. Whichever path you decide to take, you will graduate prepared to influence the world as an imaginative and engaging leader for Christ.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Music Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in music prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Applied music teacher
    • Church musician
    • Community musician

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a music major.

  • High School Honors Band

    Here, we recognize and celebrate the musical gifts and accomplishments of high school students. Students interested in participating in Cornerstone's Soli Deo Gloria Honors Band may apply or be nominated for acceptance. Selected students will rehearse and perform a concert with members of Cornerstone University Symphonic Winds.

    Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Calvary Church
    • Christ Memorial Church
    • Frontline Community Church
    • Lakeshore Baptist Church
    • Tabernacle Community Church
  • Communication and Music Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate Communication, Media and Music Division students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 97 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

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