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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Music

Our world needs musicians who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. A major in music is designed for you to combine music with another discipline (e.g., music and business) or to pursue private applied teaching at the elementary through intermediate levels.

Program Learning Outcomes

The music program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate a broad knowledge of musical form, function and performance.

  • Understand basic musicianship skills.
  • Demonstrate sufficient understanding and capability of form and analysis.
  • Place music in historical and cultural context.
  • Demonstrate rudimentary capacity for composition and improvisation.
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Possess instrumental and/or vocal competency to perform individually and collaboratively.

  • Demonstrate technical skills requisite for artistic expression.
  • Understand repertory and ability to perform cross section of it.
  • Demonstrate ability to sight reading with fluency.
  • Demonstrate keyboard competency.
  • Demonstrate collaborative competence through ensemble experience.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

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

Jake Simmons (’11)

Related Programs

The Communication, Media & Music Division has several music-related degree options available. Take a look at some of the other programs related to music.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.