The Bachelor of Arts in Music is offered through the Division of Music in the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts.

All students within the division study music theory and history, develop skills in a primary and secondary musical area, have multiple solo and ensemble performance experiences and are guided by faculty members who are professional, compassionate and committed to the call of Christ. As a liberal arts degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Music is comprised of academic and musical opportunities intended to be broad in scope, allowing students to explore a wide spectrum of topics while also developing musical talents and perspectives.

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What makes an OBU Music degree special?

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for the student interested in obtaining a solid musical foundation, while at the same time exploring the wider area of humanities: literature, history, philosophy, sociology and others. B.A. Music students are musicians who cast a wide net across all disciplines by taking a variety of non-music courses and interacting with the broader humanities. They engage others from a musical perspective and learn to find relevance and meaning in music not just through music study, but by this wider interaction.

What are OBU grads doing with their Music degrees?

Bachelor of Arts in Music students have diverse post-graduate opportunities available to them. The world is searching for thinking, creative people, and B.A. Music students fit that profile by serving in churches and non-profit organizations, by leading arts organizations and by working with musicians and artists in collaborative ventures both in profit and not-for-profit arenas. B.A. Music graduates also explore graduate school options in areas such as music history, arts management, music therapy and non-arts-related areas.


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