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B.A. in Music

School of Fine Arts and Communication

Overview

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 versatile music degree with a wide range of career options and do not have specific professional career goals in the performance, composition, or teaching of music.


Concentrations


Why Choose Music at Biola?

  • Biola University Conservatory of Music 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
  • Minor in Biblical Studies (30 units)
  • 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.

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David Maemone

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.

Touring Musician, Recording Artist
Katherine Devine

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.

Travel and Event Coordinator, Forum Music Festivals & Forum Educational Travel
Music, B.A. '09
4 years
Standard Duration
This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.
120–131
Total Program Credits
Total program credits include a combination of major/concentration, Bible/theology and general education credits.
WSCUC / NASM
Accreditation
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

Career Paths

Bachelor of Arts Music students pursue varied career paths including:

  • Music Therapy (Pending AMTA approval)
  • Musicology
  • Theology
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Music Education
  • Ministry
  • Commercial Music
  • Recording
  • Sound Engineering
  • Music Production
  • Contemporary Music Performance

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