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

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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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Through Music

Music

Music has been a sacred medium of worship for centuries. At Cornerstone University, our music major prepares musicians to serve wholeheartedly using their God-given gifts. 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. Our graduates change the landscape of the music industry and praise God all in one.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Communication, Media & Music Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of Communication, Media & Music Division graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Internships

Our music students intern across West Michigan during their time at Cornerstone. You’ll find Cornerstone interns at churches, symphonies and music centers, living out their purpose and finding new ways to praise God.

Opportunities

  • Calvary Church
  • Christ Memorial Church
  • Frontline Community Church
  • Lakeshore Baptist Church
  • Tabernacle Community Church

Careers

Graduates from Cornerstone’s music program go on to serve as worship leaders in churches, music teachers in schools and private music instructors at home. Their lives are marked by an unwavering devotion to God and their music.

Opportunities

  • Applied music teacher
  • Church musician
  • Community musician

Program Features

The 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.

Degree Planning Guide

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.

Select the degree planning guide to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in music.

Music Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Alumni Outcomes

Cornerstone music alumni have received honors and opportunities such as:

  • Michigan Competitive Band Association State Champion.
  • Army Band—United State Military Academy and West Point.
  • Top 12 on ABC’s “Rising Star.”
  • RCA Today magazine feature.
  • Several record releases.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our music program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

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)

Faculty

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.

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.

Admissions Office

Contact

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616.222.1418

Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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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.