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Developing proficiency to serve as an equipped practitioner.

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.

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Music program?

Jake Simmons '11 | Major: Music Composition | Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Iowa

"One thing I particularly liked about the Music Division was the close community. The size of the division enabled a lot of one on one interaction between myself and my professors."

What can I do with a major in Music?

  • Applied Music Teacher
  • Community Musician
  • Church Musician

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download a sample degree plan for a major in Music.

4 Year Music Degree Plan

Where are internships and partnerships available for students in the Music program?

  • Calvary Church
  • Lakeshore Baptist Church
  • Frontline Community Church

With a major in Music, what classes will I take?

Basic Conducting | MUS-251

Receive introduction to the fundamental skills required for leading ensembles in performance, including the physical skills, aural skills, and theoretical skills.

Introduction to Music Technology | MUS-171

Survey topics related to music technology, learning fundamentals of synthesis, MIDI, analog and digital audio, scoring, computer-assisted music education, and computer-based accompaniment packages.