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

    Degree Completion

    You can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in four years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree. 

  • Related Majors

    If you have interest in music, learn more about other degree programs the Music Division offers:

    Internship Opportunities

    • Recent Locations:
      • Calvary Church
      • Frontline Community Church
      • Lakeshore Baptist Church

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree requires the following classes:

  • MUA-XXX Applied Major — 8 credit hours
  • MUP-X01, X11, X21 Large Ensemble (Chancel Singers, Chorale, Symphonic Winds) — 8 credit hours
  • MUP-131, 141, 151 Small Ensemble — 2 credit hours
  • MUS-099 Performance Lab — 0 credit hours, 8 semesters
  • MUS-113, 114, 213 Aural Perception I, II, III — 3 credit hours
  • MUS-117, 118, 217 Music Theory & Analysis I, II, III — 9 credit hours
  • MUS-171 Introduction to Music Technology — 3 credit hours
  • MUS-221, 222, 225 Music History, Literature and Form I, II, III — 9 credit hours
  • MUS-251 Basic Conducting — 3 credit hours
  • MUS-380 Internship — 3 credit hours
  • MUS-440 Senior Recital — 0 credit hours
  • MUS-441 Capstone Seminar: Senior Recital Project — 1 credit hour

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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