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Musical Arts

Unleash your musical talent and diverse interests with a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree at OBU. Pursue a professional music degree while complementing it with a minor in another field, broadening your horizons and enhancing your skills. Whether you aspire to continue your education in music graduate programs or seek a career as a professional musician, our program offers a well-rounded and versatile education that prepares you for success in both the music industry and beyond.

Brock Brown

Musical Arts Major

“I have benefited so much as a student here. In addition to the rigorous core classes and my entire education, the music program is comprehensive and cumulative in nature. I continue to learn as each concept builds on the next.”

Read Brock’s Story

Benefits of OBU Music Education Program

Individual and Personal Attention

Class sizes are small and you can build relationships with your classmates and professors that will last long after you leave Bison Hill.

Faculty Mentors

You will be guided by faculty members who are professional, compassionate and committed to the call of Christ and to your success and growth.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Program Information

Music Ensemble Opportunities

Vocal Ensembles

Instrumental Ensembles

Small Ensembles

Faith Integration

Our faculty at OBU integrate faith and learning in their discipline. At OBU, we strive to equip the next generation of future shapers to live all of life for Jesus. 

Jobs and Job Opportunities

Your opportunities with a bachelor of musical arts from OBU are numerous. Supporting that is the fact that in recent years our graduates have earned advanced degrees in ethnomusicology, attended seminary, worked as professional orchestra musicians, composed music for films and videos, taught music in public schools, worked in churches and studied and working abroad.

Program Options

Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA)

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Dr. Patty K. Nelson

Dr. Patty K. Nelson

Chair, Division of Music
Professor of Music Education