General Music

Best Music Degree in Oregon

From entertainment to artistic expression to the worship of God, music is a language that transcends cultural barriers and communicates powerfully when words fall short. In Corban’s music program, you’ll develop the necessary skills to bring the gift of music to your community and beyond, whether through teaching, ministry, or professional performance.

With Corban’s general music degree, you’ll get to customize your course of study to fit your musical interests and talents. You’ll establish a strong foundation in musical knowledge and skill, participate in private lessons and music ensembles, and choose from a variety of electives to round out your training. This broad experience in music will prepare you to share the gift of music wherever God leads.

Is Music the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You love listening to and performing music.
  • You’re interested in learning about the science behind music.
  • You’re willing to put in the effort before you see success.
  • You’re willing to be creative and take risks.
  • You can take center stage when needed, but you’re also comfortable in a supporting role.

What You’ll Learn

Corban’s music majors participate in a rigorous curriculum grounded in music theory, history and aural skills to enhance your skills and confidence as a musician. As a general music major, you will round out your degree with courses such as:

  • Orchestration
  • Form and Analysis
  • Conducting
  • Pedagogy & Literature
  • Private Lessons
  • Music Ensembles

You will also complete a final project your senior year. This could be a recital, a teaching experience, a worship leadership experience, or some other activity demonstrating your mastery of the primary areas of musicianship studied.

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Admission Requirements

All prospective Corban music majors will be asked to fulfill the following, in addition to other Corban admission requirements: