Amanda Russell (’21)
Before learning at Cornerstone, I never really thought I was a ‘creative’ person. Shortly after spending time investing in the community, I learned that only I can bring the talent and qualities to the table that I possess because of how the Lord created me to be me and have found that there is so much creativity when you are living into that truth.
B.A. in Commercial MusicProviding Avenues of Success
The commercial music program at Cornerstone University is one of the newest programs in the Communication, Media & Music Division. This exciting new program is designed for students with an aptitude for both music and business, utilizing both skills to influence their world for Christ.
All music degrees require an audition for entrance into the program and scholarship eligibility. The audition occurs in the spring semester of the high school senior year or at the conclusion of the freshman fall semester.
- Bachelor of Arts
- On Campus
- Grand Rapids
As part of your program, you’ll take part in an internship with one of our local business partners. Take a look at where some of our students intern around Grand Rapids.
- Circle Theatre
- Contemporary Music Center
- Lakeshore Arts Alliance
Commercial music is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country, especially for graduates with skills in sound engineering and music production. Here are the career fields that are hiring for commercial music graduates.
- Music director
- Recording artist
- Touring artist
Of Communication, Media & Music Division graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.
Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.
The commercial music program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom. From caring professors to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.
Each year, qualified music majors and minors are invited to apply for instrumental or vocal music scholarships. Review our scholarship requirements and audition information to learn more.
Cornerstone offers a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Ensembles are just one of the ways our music programs cultivate community among the next generation of musicians, providing opportunities for students to hone their craft together.
Off-Campus Study Opportunities
As a Cornerstone music student, you will have opportunities to study off-campus in the United States and abroad! Two of our most popular experiences include studying in Nashville, Tennessee, and participating in the international performance tour with our Chorale ensemble.
Music at Cornerstone
As a music major at Cornerstone, you have the incredible opportunity to perform in ensembles, take lessons in your instrument and even travel the country and the world. Studying music immerses you into your passions and cultivates your God-given gifts. Not only that, but it also opens the door to ceaseless possibilities.
CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.
The Communication, Media & Music Division has several music-related degree options available. Take a look at some of the other programs related to commercial music.
B.A. in Music
By giving their all as individuals taking lessons and as a group performing in ensembles, our students prepare themselves to become worship leaders, music teachers and composers.
B.A. in Music: Worship Arts
The worship arts program trains church leaders to stay committed to the heart of worship and resilient to the changing world around them.