Technique matters.

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

Program acceptance requires participation in a first semester jury exam.

  • Overview

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

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

    • Professional performer
    • Graduate studies
    • Musical foundation
    • Private music teacher

    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 performance 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.

    • Berkley Hills Community Church
    • Christ Memorial Church
    • Fellowship of Faith
    • Opera Grand Rapids
    • Tabernacle Community Church
  • Communication, Media and Music Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate Communication, Media and Music Division students from the class of 2018 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, 84 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.

    • Brightside Community Church
    • Main Street Music
    • Silas Radio TV Firm LLC
    • St. Cecilia Music Center

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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