Musical technique matters.

The B.Mus. is a professional degree program containing two-thirds music coursework and one-third general studies. This degree is designed for gifted individuals with a passion for revealing Christ's creation through musical artistry.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Music
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Music
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Quick Facts

    • Major Credit Hours: 78
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Professional performer
      • Graduate studies
      • Musical foundation
      • Private music teacher
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Music Performance.

  • Interesting Classes

    • Conducting
    • Orchestration and Arranging
    • Pedagogy
    • Keyboard Harmony

    Internship Opportunities

    • Opera Grand Rapids
    • Local Churches
    • Contemporary Music Center, Nashville (semester abroad program)

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum and professional education courses, the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree requires the following classes:

  • MUA-XXX Applied Major (16 credit hours)
  • MUA-XXX Applied Minor (4 credit hours)
  • MUP-X01, X11 or X21 Large Ensemble (8 credit hours)
  • MUP-131, 141, 151 Small Ensemble (2 credit hours)
  • MUS-099 Performance Lab (8 semesters)
  • MUS-113, 114, 213, 214 Aural Perception I, II, III, IV (4 credit hours)
  • MUS-117, 118, 217, 218 Music Theory & Analysis I, II, III, IV (12 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-314 Orchestration and Arranging (3 credit hours)
  • MUS-317 Keyboard Harmony (2 credit hours)
  • MUS-340 Junior Recital
  • MUS-380 Internship (3 credit hours)
  • MUS-432 Pedagogy (2 credit hours)
  • MUS-440 Senior Recital
  • MUS-441 Capstone Seminar: Senior Recital Project (1 credit hour)
  • MUA/MUP/MUS-XXX Program electives (6 credit hours)

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

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