Your professors will be internationally touring musicians and scholars, who've studied at the Eastman School of Music, teach at Tanglewood, and performed everywhere from Lincoln Center to Hollywood. Alumni of our music program lead thousands into worship, sing in nationally touring musicals, and win top teaching awards for choir direction. And as a student here you'll have access to these world-class performers and be mentored in the highest standards of musicianship.
At the South Carolina School of the Arts, you can earn Bachelor of Music degrees with concentrations in keyboard or instrumental performance, vocal performance, and worship leadership. If you're called to teach, you can major in music education with a concentration in choral/vocal or instrumental music. You also have the option of earning a more self-directed, Bachelor of Arts degree in music, which will prepare you for a music–related career such, such as one in music business. And at the School of the Arts, music teachers and college grads who earned an undergraduate degree in music education, can earn our Master of Music in Music Education online.
- Music (BA and BM) with concentrations in
- Keyboard or Instrumental Performance
- Vocal Performance
- Worship Leadership
- Commercial Music (pending approval by National Association of Schools of Music)
- Music Education with concentrations in
Whether your goal is to become a worship leader or high school band instructor, our goal is that you graduate embodying the highest standards of musicianship. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), our music programs consist of three core categories of training: performance, in which you master the playing of your instrument; aural skills, which will deepen your understanding of music theory and further develop your ear and mind as a musician; and music history and styles, which will immerse you in the breadth and depth of musical expression through time and across the globe.
As a music student here, you'll be warmly mentored by highly trained profs who've graduated from top conservatories, recorded in Hollywood, and performed internationally. You will also grow in an inspiring environment that regularly hosts master classes and concerts by world-class musicians, such as tuba player Øystein Baadsvik and master drummer Bolokada Conde. Our more than fifteen music ensembles, which perform more than 50 times a year—on campus alone—will help you hone your craft as a musician. And if you're called to music ministry, there's no better place to hone your craft, build your theological foundations, and cultivate your leadership and administrative abilities than Anderson University's Christ-centered community.
For more information about the South Carolina School of the Arts' music programs, contact us at SCSchoolOfTheArts@andersonuniversity.edu or (800) 542-3594.