Bachelor of Arts in Music

  • 12.01.2015


The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree concentrates on music within the context of a liberal arts program. This allows the student the opportunity to pursue music studies as well as liberal arts subjects. The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is offered with concentrations in piano, organ, voice, orchestral instruments, composition, and choral conducting, church music and contemporary Christian music.


Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program will:

  1. Develop specialized skills and knowledge for piano, organ, voice, instruments, composition, choral conducting, church music or contemporary Christian music.
  1. Beheld a higher standard of technical ability, artistry, and difficulty in music.
  2. Achieve a certain level of depth and breadth of repertoire.
  3. Be prepared for a successful career in the field, for both as a performer and a teacher.

Admissions to the Department of Music

All prospective music majors must qualify for specific degree program study in the department by audition. Applied music study may not be initiated until the student has been fully accepted by the School of Music as a music major.

Prior to audition to a music degree program, the prospective music major is required to complete an application form to the School of Music and present an audition in the principal area of applied concentration and demonstrate a musical background sufficient for the understanding of basic musicianship studies at the level of entry into the music program.
Auditions are conducted by the music faculty.
Applicants schedule auditions by making the arrangement
with the office of the School of Music.Audition Requirement

auditions must demonstrate clear diction, accurate pitch, acceptable tone quality, breath control, a concept of phrasing, and ability to Voiceb)

auditions must include two piano solo works representative of the baroque, classical, romantic, or contemporary periods.Piano, organ, or compositiona)
communication through the songs. Singers must have two solo songs in contrasting styles chosen from baroque, classical, romantic, or contemporary art song repertory.
Audition repertory could include English and Italian art songs, German and French art songs, oratorio and opera arias.

c) Instruments auditions must include at least two solo works, one of which must be a complete movement from a concerto or sonata from the baroque, classical, romantic, or contemporary periods.

d) CCM audition must include two pieces of music that will show your strength in your concentrated instrument, including vocal. 
One piece must be with no accompaniment. One must be accompanied with either an accompanist or a pre-recorded track. Your recorded work will NOT BE accepted in lieu of an audition.
It must be a live performance. Suggested repertoires will be one from current CCM or your own writing of Contemporary Christian Music. The other piece can be from Standard Jazz or own style of music piece. You must bring your own instrument and an own device to play your track (If you need one).
Audition board will provide very
basic sound system such as Basic PA system, Microphone, Amp for your guitar & basic drum set.


Please note: All music performed must be memorized. Accompanists for auditions can be provided by the Department of Music. Applicants may make arrangements for accompaniment by contacting the office of the Department of Music except for Contemporary Christian Music emphasis.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program requires 126 credit hours plus IR (WS305 Institutional Requirement) is required while enrolled for graduation. The curriculum includes 36 credit hours in general education course, 78 credit hours in the music coursework, 12 credit hours in the area of concentration. A full-time student following the course sequencing provided will be able to complete the program in eight semesters, or four years.

There are seven concentrations in Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program:

  1. Keyboard (Piano or Organ)
  2. Voice
  3. Composition
  4. Choral Conducting
  5. Orchestral Instruments
  6. Church Music
  7. Contemporary Christian Music

The curriculum is available in the catalog on page 88, you can download it here