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Turning talent into artistry

The music program provides performance and study opportunities to prepare you for the professional world of music as a performer, educator, and scholar. You will find personal attention, small class sizes, innovative programs, outstanding ensembles, and a close-knit community of students and faculty. As we are an undergraduate-only program, you will have numerous performance and leadership opportunities. The University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, meaning that you will be qualified to continue musical training at the graduate level. 

Shae McCarty performing at Advent Vespers 2022.

Our graduates go on to teach, perform, attend prestigious graduate schools, direct church music programs, and work in the music business and music-related fields. Below is a list of the various fields our music graduates have pursued.  See more from our alumni on the Meet Our Alumni page.

  • Teaching - private studio lessons, K-12, and University level. 
  • Music Therapy
  • Performance
  • Church Musician
  • Music Industry
  • Television/Radio Industry
  • Music Director
  • Music Librarian 
  • Audio Engineering
  • Music Arranging
  • Recording Engineer
  • Music Software Development
  • Symphony Orchestra\Conducting Film Scoring
  • Recording Editing
  • Virtual Reality Sound Environments (Internet, Games, Programs)
  • Music Composition