At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Music Education
  • Music Theory
  • Performance



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Music Degree

APU’s music major prepares students to turn musical talent into a career. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a solid foundation in music theory, practical musicianship, music technology, sight singing, and dictation. These then provide a framework for advanced study in music history, choral and instrumental conducting, commercial music, and music literature. Music majors students choose an emphasis for in-depth study in music education, music theory, or performance.

Music majors also participate in solo and ensemble performances, attend and perform in recitals, and take voice and piano classes, providing extensive, diverse musical experiences. Additionally, students have the opportunity to intern with the Los Angeles/Hollywood music industry, local schools, and churches. Music majors leave APU ready to apply advanced musical knowledge to a career in music.

Meet the Faculty

Harold Clousing, DMA, directs Azusa Pacific University’s Men’s Chorale and serves as associate professor in the School of Music.

Get to know our music faculty.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a music major if you:

  • Love music in all of its forms.
  • Want to share your passion for music with others.
  • Enjoy the creative process.
  • Have talent and skill in writing, arranging, or performing music.
  • May have the desire to teach music at the K–12 level.
  • Seek a well-rounded, balanced musical foundation.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.