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Bachelor of Science in Music – On Campus

Serve Others Through Music

In today’s culture, everyone embraces music. You will be equipped to share the love of Christ through this art with a world in need of hope. With a balance of technical focus on music theory and practical application in ministry settings, you will be equipped to lead others in worship!

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be prepared to touch others’ hearts through music in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Worship pastor or leader
  • Private studio teacher
  • Professional musician
  • Pursue advanced degrees in music

 

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Leadership qualities in a worship team setting

Prepare to create and lead music ministries through a variety of skills. You will learn to incorporate video arts and audio technology into corporate worship.

A strong biblical and theological philosophy of music

Develop a solid understanding of the relationship between music and worship. You will grow in your passion for praising God through music.

The ability to teach and mentor others as worship musicians

Learn to develop and direct the music capacities of others for God’s glory! Experienced professors will mentor you as you take your knowledge beyond the classroom and interact with music in different settings.

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • Academic and Researched Writing
  • Music Theory I
  • Aural Skills I
  • Concert Choir
  • Applied Music Major
  • Class Piano I or Applied Music Secondary 
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • Music Theory II
  • Aural Skills II
  • Concert Choir
  • General Psychology
  • Speech Communication
  • Applied Music Major
  • Class Piano II or Applied Music Secondary 

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Instrumental majors (non-keyboard) will have four consecutive semesters in an instrumental ensemble.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Living Well
  • Music Theory III
  • Concert Choir
  • Applied Music Major
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Music Theory IV
  • Group Vocal Technique
  • Concert Choir
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Theology Survey
  • Applied Music Major 

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Instrumental majors (non-keyboard) will have four consecutive semesters in an instrumental ensemble.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Live Performance Technology
  • Concert Choir
  • Foundations and Issues in Worship
  • Applied Music Major
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Music History Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Orchestration
  • Junior Recital
  • Concert Choir
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Theological Distinctives
  • Applied Music Major
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Music History Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Instrumental majors (non-keyboard) will have four consecutive semesters in an instrumental ensemble.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Chapel Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Conducting
  • Applied Music Major
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Music History Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Fine Arts
  • World Religions
  • Chapel Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Hymnology
  • Senior Recital
  • Senior Seminar
  • Applied Music Major
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Instrumental majors (non-keyboard) will have four consecutive semesters in an instrumental ensemble.

Excel in music. Minister to others.

 

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I love that I am able to really stretch myself and I am always reminded of the reason why…to educate others about worship and how to use music in a God-honoring way. I appreciate that my professors do not just see me as one of their students, but they see me as their sister in Christ.

Program Highlights 

  • Participate with others in performing groups!
  • Private music lessons are offered in vocal and instrumental areas.
  • Auditions are required of all students who wish to join a musical ensemble or who are applying for entrance into a music department program.

Point others to Christ through music.

Develop your musical and technical abilities to encourage others in worshipping through this beautiful, universal art!

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