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Music Program

Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview

The music major focuses on voice, piano and choral conducting, and facilitates abundant opportunities to develop musicianship.


  • Study under a renowned faculty with more than 100 combined years of teaching experience.
  • Tour with the Cliff Singers and the University Chamber Choir, traveling abroad and singing in front of national and international audiences.
  • Take part in individual lessons, concerts, recitals and performing ensembles — including the BCU Jazz Band
  • Team up with the theatre department to put on musical productions throughout the year!

Interested in teaching? Pick up a music teaching endorsement, where you'll help instruct in our piano preparatory program and student-teach in area schools.


  • Teach and administrate in private and public schools and institutions of higher education
  • Work as professional concert artists, accompanists, church musicians, and directors of regional theatres
  • Own and operate private studios
  • Become graduate students at major research universities
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Core Music Courses

MUSC 114 - Music Theory I
MUSC 114L - Music Theory Lab I
MUSC 115 - Music Theory II
MUSC 125 - American Popular Music (Online)
MUSC 247 - Music History and Literature I
MUSC 248 - Music History and Literature II
MUSC 314 - Music Theory III
MUSC 314L - Music Theory Lab III
MUSC 315 - Music Theory IV
MUSC 315L - Music Theory Lab IV
MUSC 437 - Conducting I
MUSC 438 - Conducting II

Additional Program Requirements

All music majors participate in at least one performing ensemble (Cliff Singers, Chamber Choir or the BCU jazz ensemble).

Music majors are to register for recital attendance each semester of enrollment and are required to attend all music performances given by faculty and students, on and off campus.

Music majors must pass a piano proficiency exam by the end of the second full year of study in order to continue in the program as a music major.  The proficiency exam in piano includes demonstrating the ability to perform vocal exercises, scales, chord progressions, choral score reading, harmonization, transposition, and the performance of vocal accompaniments.

A senior recital or senior project, approved by the music faculty, must also be completed before graduation.