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B.A. in Music


Bachelor of Arts in Music

The 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 and is coupled with the discipline of music. This degree engenders open doors in numerous music-related and non-music fields.

Excellence in music is our passion, because glorifying God with our best offering is what drives us.” -Dr. Paul T. Plew

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.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accreditation

The Master’s University is accredited by NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of Music is large enough to provide performance opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, yet small enough to grant individual attention and a variety of experiences. Our graduating Bachelor of Music students recently scored in the 96th percentile in the 2018 national standardized test (Education Testing Service, Princeton).

The School of Music continually works to create an atmosphere for the entire student body that is conducive to cultural growth and an appreciation for the fine arts. We aim to offer a well-balanced scope of many styles of music and opportunities for exposure to those styles. The curriculum is designed to serve the entire University community.

  • Applied music courses (private lessons, ensembles, etc.) are available to all students of the University for active participation and development of individual musical skills.

  • Additional courses are also open for growth in the knowledge and expression of the musical arts.

At The Master’s University, we believe that 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.


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.


Music students have the option to study at TMU’s Israel campus, plus a wide range of study locations varying by semester, including GO! and TMU Italy.


The Master’s Chorale a 53-member auditioned choir. During their annual tours, they have traveled to various regions of the United States as well as special trips to the United Kingdom, Spain, Albania, and Russia. They performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and have been featured in numerous recordings and shows.


The 70-member university orchestra personnel come from a mixture of both talented college students and accomplished instrumentalists from the northern Los Angeles area, many of whom are professional musicians. They perform concerts with musical literature ranging from classical and sacred to film and musicals. These concerts are provided throughout the academic year with some events in joint efforts with the university choirs.

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Core Courses

MU241A Music Theory III
MU241B Aural Skills III
MU242A Music Theory IV
MU271 Basic Conducting
MU295 Music & Art for Musicians
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
B102/2 Old Testament I & II
B201/2 New Testament I & II
BTH321/2 Christian Theology I & II

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