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Commercial Music

Be a light in the music industry.

The commercial music concentration in the B.A. in Music program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the secular or Christian music industry. The program emphasizes musicianship, technology, production and artistry, all in a unique Christian community dedicated to seeing you grow as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Courses in this concentration are taught by some of the top professional musicians in Southern California. As a student in this concentration, you’ll have the opportunity to experience workshops and master classes from industry professionals who offer a real-world perspective of the music business. You will also have access to courses in songwriting, music production, technology, arranging, along with other areas of interest. The Biola University Conservatory of Music has a rich tradition of providing academic and musical excellence. This tradition continues with the addition of the commercial music program. Combining the commercial music concentration courses with outstanding classes in theology and the humanities provides students with an amazing educational opportunity that is both unique and comprehensive.

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Jeff Askew

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Joshua Childress

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