Career musicians are passionate performers and leaders.

Johnson’s Musical Arts degree fashions skills in both solo and ensemble settings, and instills valuable core education and administrative skills.

Graduates become confident musicians able to pursue professional careers in a music-emphasis ministry in a church or establish a private teaching studio.

Graduates are equipped to pursue a graduate degree in music education toward the goal of certification.

Apply for the program:

  • After acceptance to the university, fill out an additional application to the Musical Arts program.
  • Perform a primary-instrument audition. See below for audition details.
  • During the audition, complete the Music Reading Diagnostic Examination (MRDE).

Audition Information

All students who wish to enter this degree program must perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument.

Students Enrolling Spring 2021 or Fall 2021:
Contact for an appointment.

If you have additional questions, contact or review the academic catalog.

Dr. Ruth Reyes
Program Director

Dept Contact


This degree does not include any concentrations.


Coursework may include:

  • Music Theory
  • Music History and Literature
  • Conducting
  • Creativity and Innovation

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Graduates with this degree are prepared for music ministry in a local church, a private teaching career, or graduate work in music education.