Why Study Music at CUAA?

  • A CUAA Bachelor of Arts in Music offers you:The opportunity to excel in your chosen performance medium through applied music study
  • A grounding in music theory and history combined with the joy and creativity of performance
  • A wide array of vocal and instrumental ensembles
  • Opportunities to tour with various ensembles

What You’ll Learn in the Music Program

Our Music program will teach you:

  • Music theory including sight-singing, aural training, composition, and harmonic study
  • Fundamental conducting principles such as baton techniques, beat patterns, analytical skills, non-verbal expression and gestures
  • Music history and forms of the Medieval, Baroque,  Pre-Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century periods
  • A wide variety of music traditions from around the globe
  • The skills you’ll need to excel in your chosen performance medium
  • How music reflects and shapes our culture and way of life
  • How changing technologies shape the sounds, settings, and significance of musical experience

Career Choices in Music

The program provides a pathway to careers such as:

  • Music Teachers
  • Studio Musicians
  • Performers
  • Composers
  • Conductors
  • Church Musician

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Music Education, K-12
  • Music Minor
  • Worship Arts Leadership


The curriculum is available in our course catalog or Music Department Handbook

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Robert McCormick, Dean
Professor of Music, Campus Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Brian Altevogt
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

Dr. William M. Perrine, Chair
Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Instrumental Activities

Dr. John Boonenberg
Instructor of Music, Director of Worship Arts