The Musical Arts major is designed for students who wish to pursue a full-time professional career in a music-emphasis ministry in a church setting and/or a private teaching career. It also prepares students to pursue graduate education in music education toward the goal of certification.

After acceptance to the University, the student will be sent a link to the application for the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Students interested in this program must complete this SCCA application and perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument. Under no circumstances will a student be admitted to the Musical Arts degree program without performing a live audition for the faculty. See below for audition information.

During registration, all applicants (including transfer students) must complete the Music Reading Diagnostic Examination (MRDE) administered by the Communication and Creative Arts faculty.

All students must choose a primary instrument they wish to study while pursuing the B.A. in Musical Arts. Options are voice and piano. Students then choose a secondary instrument of study; options are voice, piano, and guitar.

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.

2019 fall audition dates: October 11, November 8
2020 spring audition dates: March 13, April 24

International students or domestic students with circumstances that prevent them from traveling to campus to audition during any of the indicated days must notify the appropriate program director to alert them of the situation. The program director will work with each of these students on an individual basis to schedule an audition.

For additional questions, contact Dr. Reyes.

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.