Cedarville University's Bachelor of Arts in music provides a real-world, multi-stylistic, nationally accredited music degree that you can design yourself.
The Bachelor of Arts in music is a thorough yet flexible program that includes a core of musicianship studies and two student-selected concentrations. One of the two selected concentrations will include a senior capstone project or concert. The B.A. may be customized to prepare students for graduate school, private teaching, ministry, and many other pursuits.
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Dive into four concise courses that cover the gamut of essential technological skills for musicians. Topics include laptop and guerilla recording, MIDI , composition for media and film, and software-enhanced live performance. Students following this course of study will gain a powerful skill set enabling them to produce recordings, compositions, and musical performances with current music production tools.
Learn to compose with a foundation in the classical tradition. Then branch out into film scoring, songwriting, choral composition, or instrumental composition. This concentrations culminates with a public performance of your own music.
Jazz and Improvisation
Learn how jazz theory works, develop your improvisational skills, study jazz greats from the past, and experience lots of stage time in a traditional jazz big band and your own small combo.
Pursue classical music in a rigorous program of solo and chamber performance. This concentration provides good preparation for graduate school auditions.
Combine theological study with music, worship, and multimedia. This concentration is designed for musicians who wish to develop their worship-leading skills.
Open Music Studies
Pursue an academic interest in music such as musicology, music history, or the intersection of music and other disciplines. The open music studies concentration is a unique course of study that you plan with guidance from a professor, and is designed for the motivated, intellectually curious student.