program because the State of California requires completion of a bachelor’s degree before beginning the California
Single Subject Teaching Credential.
B.M. in Performance
prepares students for a career in performance, teaching, or advanced study in piano, voice, or
an instrument. The program includes a breadth and depth of music studies to ensure a thorough foundation.
B.M. in Piano Performance with Emphasis in Pedagogy
allows piano majors who plan to teach the opportunity to
focus on pedagogy through coursework and practical experience.
B.M. in Traditional Worship
prepares students to reach the body of worshipers in evangelical churches with a
traditional worship style. It equips them with a foundation of theology and a variety of skills in music, including areas
of conducting, arranging, and building choirs and orchestras of all ages. A major component, the area of leadership and
organization, enables students to have good interpersonal relationships with staff and provides hands-on experience
with an internship in a local church. Students are prepared for more specialized graduate study in music or Christian
The Bachelor of Arts Degree
This degree is for students with a musical background who desire to achieve a solid education in music along with a
significant amount of study in other areas. Performance requirements may be satisfied by a recital or a project.
B.A. in Music
serves students who choose music as the focus of a broader liberal arts education. The program offers
flexibility in focus and course content. The wide range of learning coupled with the discipline of music engenders open
doors in numerous music-related and non-music fields.
B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Biblical Studies
provides a foundation in both music and selected areas of biblical
studies, such as counseling, Bible exposition, missions, languages, education, and more. It serves as a valuable precursor
to seminary or graduate study in music, as well as preparing entry-level music pastors and assistant pastors.
B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Business
empowers students in entrepreneurship and business knowledge for
employment in many areas from running a small music studio, to working in churches, to a variety of roles in the music
B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Communication
provides well-rounded skills in both areas to prepare students for
graduate school or for entry-level positions in a wide range of vocations. Examples include public relations, the
recording industry, sound engineering, church music ministry, musical theater, music editing, music publishing, and
B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Audio Technology
is designed to prepare students to work with the latest audio
technology in numerous arenas in the media industry and in churches. Combined with the students’ study in music, the
program becomes a unique preparation to better suit them for music recording and production.
B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Student Ministries
targets those preparing for a combined ministry in a smaller
church requiring a broad grounding in music along with the ability to relate to youth and lead a youth program. It
provides a background for graduate school or seminary, with the expectation that those continuing in such a vocation
would seek additional training in one of the two disciplines.
B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Modern Worship
prepares students to reach the whole body of worshipers in
evangelical churches. It equips them with a foundation of theology and a variety of skills in music that will be applicable
to the ever-changing climate of worship, including areas of worship band leadership, arranging, training in sound systems
and multimedia, and service design. A major component, the area of leadership and organization, enables students to
have good interpersonal relationships with staff and provides hands-on experience with an internship in a local church.