Degree Program Purpose Statement for Bachelor of Arts in Music
The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Music is to prepare students to become accomplished musicians as they attain musical skills, knowledge, and experience within a liberal arts tradition that encompasses a Christian worldview. The BA in Music is designed for students who demonstrate aptitude for music study and features a broad focus on music through historical, theoretical, and performance studies. Two concentrations are available: 1) general music and 2) worship and church music.
Degree Program Goals:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of and knowledge of music terminology.
2. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the cultural and historical contexts of exemplary works of Western art music.
3. Read and interpret the contextual notation of exemplary works of Western art music.
4. Develop performance skills for applied and secondary instruments.
The Bachelor of Science in Music Education
The Bachelor of Science in Music Education is designed to prepare students for a career teaching instrumental or choral music P-12 in the public schools. This degree program meets national and state standards for the preparation of public school music teachers. In addition to the extensive music preparation, significant classroom observation experiences are included in the program, and a significant portion of coursework is devoted to Education courses and preparation.
An audition is required for acceptance into the Music Department. For audition forms and requirements, please refer to the Music and Fine Arts Department webpage.