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Music

Bachelor of Art

 

 

NNU’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Music develops within students excellence in creating, performing and appreciating music. This multidisciplinary degree focuses on broad music fundamentals with a choice of emphasis in music industry, general music, worship and music ministry, and applied emphasis.

 

 

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Participate
in a minimum of one ensemble per semester.
Spend four semesters
participating in the major ensemble based on their performance medium.
Study privately
each semester in their primary performance medium: voice or instrument.

Music

NNU’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Music develops within students excellence in creating, performing and appreciating music. This multidisciplinary degree focuses on broad music fundamentals with a choice of emphasis in music industry, general music, worship and music ministry, and applied emphasis. The Applied Emphasis includes four possible tracks: piano, voice, instrumental, or theory and composition. In addition to engaging coursework, students are required to gain experience through participating in one ensemble each semester.
NNU's music curriculum has been developed to prepare students with the skills needed to create, perform, and appreciate music. The program provides ensembles, lessons, and courses, which are open to all students. The music department also regularly holds concerts and recitals on campus that are open to the public. 
Learn more about this degree and the required courses in the NNU Catalog
An acceptable level of keyboard proficiency (determined by examination) is required in all music emphases. A student may acquire needed skills by taking available piano courses. 
Additionally all music majors are required to:
  • participate in a minimum of one ensemble per semester
  • spend four semesters participating in the major ensemble based on their performance medium  
  • study privately each semester in their primary performance medium: voice or instrument (additional fee required)
  • pass a juried examination in their performance medium each semester. A minimum of six examinations must be on file to qualify for graduation in music. Exceptions will only be by permission from the Chair of the Music Department.
  • attend ten recitals or concerts each semester.

Applied Concentration

This was designed for students interested in music performance and private studio teaching, or for those who plan to pursue graduate work in performance, pedagogy, or theory. Requirements are listed in the NNU Catalog.

Music Industry Summit

 

The Music Department at Northwest Nazarene University recognizes that today’s musicians perform on many kinds of instruments. Whether managing a concert tour, producing in a recording studio, or running a live music venue is your scene, NNU Music has a place for you. And that’s why we created the Music Industry Summit - a two-day event for students and professionals alike. Learn new skills, develop your portfolio and grow your network.

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Degree Details

Bachelor of Arts

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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations $40,130
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For music, NNU has prepared me especially in performing with all the shows I've been able to do. Concerts, I'm in three ensembles right now so I get a good number of performing opportunities which is really helpful. That is essential for performing. It's not something you can just study and then show up and you're ready to go. You have to do that, and over and over again because it is nerve racking but its just the experience of it is so great to me so I really enjoy it.

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