Music (BA)

Develop your skills, knowledge, and passion for music to prepare for a variety of music careers.

Why Music (BA)?

A Music (BA) degree prepares students with a strong knowledge of music theory, history, and skills. Students have the flexibility to shape their experience of the program, including a wide variety of electives and a personalized senior project. Upon graduation, students build a foundation of music education and performance on which to enter graduate-level study or a musical profession.


Why Music (BA) at Cairn?

  • Learn in an interdisciplinary program within a biblical, Christian context
  • Develop under the direction of faculty who are accomplished musicians and educators
  • Join University ensembles like the symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, chorale, and opera theatre
  • Take part in the vibrant music cultures of Philadelphia (30 minutes away) and NYC (just over an hour away)
  • Develop strong bonds and friendships with other devoted musicians
  • Utilize the individual faculty studios, practice rooms, technology labs, and classrooms in the Music Building
  • Practice and perform on all Steinway & Sons pianos


Career Paths

  • Graduate studies in music
  • Worship ministry
  • Music education
  • Private music instruction