Majors

Music (B.S.)

Our Bachelor of Science degree in Music will train you to use your talents for performance and teaching.

Bryan College's Music program will provide you with a thorough training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of music within the context of a biblical worldview. Many graduates of the program are teaching music in public and private schools, while others are serving churches as worship leaders or choir directors. Others are employed in the music industry, including some with strong performance abilities who are singing and playing all over the world. Still more have exciting careers outside the music field while using music to enrich their lives and others.

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Our B.S. in Music provides you with professional preparation for a career in music or a music-related vocation, as well as instruction for life-long learning experiences in music. Choose one of these seven options to tailor your degree to your interests.

Church Music

Over the course of the program, you will prepare for a wide variety of music ministries, from traditional to blended to contemporary, as you develop the understanding and skills to provide leadership in today’s church.

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Contemporary Music

In addition to your study at Bryan, you will gain first-hand experience in the contemporary music industry and make vital professional connections as you study for a full semester at the CCCU (Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities) Contemporary Music Program in Nashville.

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Musical Theatre

In addition to music courses, vocal and acting training, and theatre courses, you will also delve into the technicalities of amateur, regional, and professional theatre operation, through direction, support staff, or administration.

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Music Education: Instrumental

You will take a combination of music and education classes, forming your teaching philosophy.

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Music Education: Vocal

You will take a combination of music and education classes, forming your teaching philosophy.

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Performance

While your participation in ensembles is required, this program places intensive focus on developing you as a solo artist.

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Piano Pedagogy

You will develop skills for teaching piano, evaluating materials, and running an independent studio.

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Preparing you to serve Christ through music

Bryan faculty integrates a Christian worldview into course lectures and the teaching of various skills, as well as your daily practice and performance. We strive to help you point others to Christ, as well as glorify the Lord, through your musical gifts and talents.

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Why study Music at Bryan?

As a Music major at Bryan, you will gain valuable and practical experience by exhibiting your skills both in the classroom and on the stage. You will be provided with numerous opportunities to teach students in the community through the Bryan College Community Music School, work with professionals in masterclasses, and perform alongside professional musicians. You will also have access to singing and acting opportunities in our musicals and operas.

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