Benefit from a combination of expert instruction and healthy competition as you develop your musicianship among a community of students and faculty who share your love for excellent, beautiful music. In addition to studio lessons and piano courses, you will enjoy master classes from visiting artists such as Menahem Pressler, Ann Schein, Dr. Nelita True, Howard Karp and Bela Siki. Take advantage of the chance to compete in three competitions each year where you can win scholarships or the privilege of performing a concerto with the Biola Symphony Orchestra. Biola also offers an emphasis in organ. With an outstanding pipe organ and on-campus instruction, Biola continues to have one of the most respected organ programs in California.
Here, we love our students dearly, but we also want them to strive for excellence. We want them to reach the fullest potential that God put into them.”
Two professors greatly impacted my life as a Christian and a musician. Mrs. Kawamura showed me and taught me, through her faith and performance, how a Christian pianist can praise God through classical music. Mr. Gary Woodward taught me the joy and beauty of creating music with others through accompanying his students. It was such a privilege to learn under these two great Christian musicians at Biola.”
Through the faculty's integrated encouragement and honest critique, I have been apprenticed in my craft, equipped to see and to listen, to diagnose and to learn. They have aided in coaxing my intentions and creative fragments into unique realities, and they have shown me the immense possibilities while putting the tools in my hands. Biola's Composition Department provided a place for me to be richly and individually challenged, stretched, strengthened and matured, and through their mentorship, I am able to confidently continue this lifelong journey of learning!”
My time at Biola was absolutely invaluable to me in fostering a daily pursuit of truth, refinement, and fullness in Christ. It is not only that I look back and see that this school and community helped bring me to a new place of maturity and equipped me to enter a graduate program I am excited about, but Biola has also prepared me for an ongoing life of transformation, so that I may continue to grow in both Christlikeness and musical excellence.”
My experience as a student at Biola was transformative, both musically and spiritually. The first-rate music faculty was nurturing and supportive of me, even years after I graduated. I am blessed to have made friends with students and faculty who continue to enrich my life.”
Many thanks to God, all my teachers, and the devoted secretaries that have made it possible to have gone this far. I look forward to carrying Biola's name forward as long as I can. ”