B.A. in Music
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music at Biola's Conservatory of Music is intended for the student who wishes to study music within the liberal arts degree framework. It is appropriate for those who desire a lighter and more versatile music degree with a wide range of career options. Students can choose any instrument (clarinet, violin, harp, etc.) or composition as their primary area of emphasis. The degree also has an optional concentration, commercial music, for students looking to pursue a career in the contemporary music industry.
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Why Choose Music at Biola?
- Biola University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
- Highly respected, experienced faculty
- Over twenty performance ensembles
- Active chamber music program
- Weekly studio classes
- On-campus performance competitions
- Masterclasses by world-renowned artists
- Supportive community of dedicated Christian musicians
- Close proximity to Los Angeles and access to performances by world-renowned artists in music genres from classical to pop, jazz, and world music
- Special scholarships and awards available for music majors
What Will I Study?
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music emphasizes a broad coverage of music rather than specializing in the area of performance, composition, or education. Consider this degree if your goal is a versatile music degree with a wide range of career options such as musicology, theology, music therapy, or music business. The B.A. Music degree is also well suited for those who desire to double major with music and another degree at Biola. Our supportive community of Christian musicians is the ideal environment for you to study and grow.
Biola played a pivotal role in helping me make a smooth transition from full-time student to full-time musician. I was taught to strive for musical excellence and spiritual depth from real working professionals with a heart for both music and God. I am so excited for the introduction of the new commercial music program! Navigating the intricacies of the modern music industry is no small task. Musicians are not only required to be musically versatile but also business-minded and technologically-savvy. I am confident this program will equip students with the tools necessary to make a strong impact in today’s ever-changing music scene.
The opportunities I had at Biola to participate in multiple ensembles and work as a student leader in those ensembles prepared me for coordinating many projects and programs simultaneously. The chance to serve in Romania with the Biola Symphonic Winds was a life changing experience for me that opened the door to my work in Haiti with Matthew 25: Ministries and my current position as a student travel planner.
Music, B.A. '09
Bachelor of Arts Music students pursue varied career paths including:
- Music Therapy (Pending AMTA approval)
- Music Education
- Commercial Music
- Sound Engineering
- Music Production
- Contemporary Music Performance