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 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

    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.

  • Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

    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

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