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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.

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.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Communication, Media & Music Division

Format

  • Residential

Degree Plan

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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.

Music Scholarships

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.

Music Ensembles

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.

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.

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.

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.

It is truly inspiring when I see my professors thrive in their chosen career path with such a strong passion for what they do and believe in because finding a career I am passionate about is one of the things that I hope to find after graduation.

Brittany Darling (’21)

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.

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Contact

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616.222.1418

Hours

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

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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.

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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.

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