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Music & Business

Overview

The Music & Business emphasis, B.A. in Music best equips 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 industry. 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. Emphases provide a secondary focus comprising about 10-20% of the total degree requirements. Performance requirements may be satisfied by a recital or a project. Applied music courses (private lessons, ensembles, etc.) are available to all students for active participation and the development of individual musical skills.

The School of Music is accredited by NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music, and provides large performance opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, yet small enough to grant individual attention and a variety of experiences. We create an atmosphere for the entire student body that is conducive to cultural growth and an appreciation for the fine arts and aim to offer a well-balanced scope of many styles of music and opportunities for exposure to those styles.

The School of Business ranks among the biggest and best institutions in the country. Our graduates’ success is credited to uncompromisingly high expectations and the faculty’s commitment to personally instructing their students through a biblical lens. It is ranked the #1 business program, with CPA scores ranking above the biggest and best schools in California.

The school provides an acoustically mastered recital hall that is flexible for rehearsals, concerts, and recording sessions, in addition to 15 Wenger sound-proof practice rooms, including some V-rooms with built-in emulation of larger environments. Students have access to 33 pianos, two organs, and two harpsichords. The Master’s University music facilities include the most recent music notation and sequencing software programs. The state-of-the-art recording facility is integrated into the recital hall. This all-digital room is anchored by a 32-fader ICON D-Control work surface and features an industry-standard Avid Pro Tools HDX2 system with a variety of plugins and outboard processing. The studio is used for classes as well as school ensemble projects, allowing audio technology students to put their knowledge to the test in a real-world studio recording context.

Ensembles:

  • • The Master’s Chorale
  • • Wind Ensemble
  • • Women’s Chamber Choir
  • • Handbells
  • • Chamber Strings
  • • University Singers
  • • The Master’s University Orchestra
  • • Opera Workshop

Other Ensembles include Piano Ensembles, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles including a String Quartet, Brass Quartet and Woodwind Quintet, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, Vocal Jazz Quartet, and Barbershop Quartet.

Music fulfills what nothing else can satisfy. It fosters creativity, confidence, and community responsibility while promoting diligence and multicultural understanding. Music equips the mind and the spirit and produces skills that transfer to all areas of life.

Dr. Paul T. Plew, Dean of the School of Music

Next Steps: Applying

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide. School of Music applicants must audition for entrance.

Requirements:

  • Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
  • 3.6 GPA average for new applications

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