Perform, compose, and record.

A professional performance degree allows students to specialize in commercial and contemporary Christian music. It is designed for the aspiring performer, songwriter and recording artist. Through this degree program, students develop solid technique and musicianship; strong performance ability; a working knowledge of current music technology; and a business and promotional plan for their career.

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  • Overview

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

    • Total Major Credit Hours: 85
    • Program Acceptance: Requires participation in a first semester jury exam.
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Arranger
      • Music director
      • Recording artist
      • Songwriter
      • Touring artist

    Degree Completion

    You can earn a Bachelor of Music in Performance: Commercial 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 commercial music, learn more about other degree programs the Music Division offers:

    Internship Locations

    100% of Cornerstone University's traditional undergraduate students complete an internship experience.

    Commercial music majors have received hands-on, professional training as interns with these organizations:

    • Circle Theatre (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
    • Contemporary Music Center (Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Lakeshore Arts Alliance