The music major prepares students for professional careers and/or graduate study in the discipline of music. The major combines music theory and history with practical participation in a variety of musical activities, including performance ensembles and private music study. Students graduating with the music major can find employment in public school teaching, private studio instruction, performance, church ministries, the recording industry and many other music business enterprises. Some professions require additional music training and students are encouraged to continue studies at the graduate level or in specialized schools.
Music majors choose from three areas of emphasis: 1) music performance and/or composition, 2) church music and 3) music education. Students are officially admitted into the music major once the Level 1 Exam has been passed in their freshmen year.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Music performance
1.1 Mastery of primary instrument
1.2 Piano proficiency
1.3 Producing music corporately
1.4 Recital preparation
1.5 Mastery of composition as primary instrument
2. Music scholarship
2.1 Music history and literature
2.2 Music research and scholarly writing
2.3 World music
3.1 Sight-singing and aural skills
3.2 Music theory
4. Music and Christian worship
- Music and technology
Main Campus Fresno
Program Director: Erik Leung, D.M.A.