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Commercial Music Major
The Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music prepares students for careers in both the Christian and secular commercial music industry. Coursework maintains a real-world point of view, reflective of faculty who are primarily working professionals in the field of commercial music.
This program offers the following areas of study: Audio Recording Track, Composing/Arranging Track, Instrumental Performance Track, Music Business Track, and Vocal Performance Track.
The Bachelor of Music in Composition offers excellent preparation for graduate study or work as a professional composer. The program helps students discover a distinctive voice as they develop a portfolio of compositions. In addition to composition, courses in theory, music history, literature, conducting, and technology give students a thorough preparation in comprehensive musicianship.
The Master of Music in Composition prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of composition and arranging.
The Master of Music in Conducting prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of conducting.
The Master of Music Education prepares current and prospective teaching professionals as school music specialists qualified to lead K-12 music programs in both private and public sectors.
This program offers the following areas of study: Choral and Instrumental.
M.A. in Music Entrepreneurship
The Master of Arts in Music Entrepreneurship equips talented independent musicians and managers with the business acumen they need to thrive in the competitive, ever-changing music industry.
Music Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) Major
The Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) program trains future music teachers, offering preparation in the necessary skills, knowledge, and appropriate methodologies for success at all levels of music education within California.
This program offers the following areas of study: Instrumental and Choral.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers a comprehensive music education for students interested in teaching, performance, or music theory. The program includes an ensemble requirement and emphases that develop skills in composition and performance.
This program offers the following areas of study: Music Theory and Performance.
Music and Worship Major
The Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music and Worship provides the student with a broad perspective in the field of music ministry and consists of academic preparation in music, Christian ministry, and practical theology. Graduates are given the tools needed to minister effectively in an ever-changing music ministry environment, and they are prepared for more specialized graduate study in music or Christian ministry.
This program offers the following areas of study: Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, Composing/Songwriting, Global Worship and Culture, Music Production, Performance, Visual Art and Graphic Design, and Youth Ministries.
The Bachelor of Music in Performance program is tailored to students seeking a career in performance or pedagogy (private teaching), or who wish to pursue advanced degrees in performance.
This program offers the following areas of study: Brass, Wind, or Percussion, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass, and Vocal.
The Master of Music in Performance allows specialization in instrumental performance, keyboard collaborative arts, piano and organ performance, and vocal performance.
This program offers the following areas of study: Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts, Piano and Organ, and Vocal.
Worship Leadership Minor
Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.