Music Performance Emphasis

Music Performance Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Music: Performance

At Colorado Christian University, you can combine your passion for music with your education by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music. This music degree is perhaps the most versatile of all music degrees, preparing you for a broad range of musical and non-musical careers.


The Performance emphasis within the Bachelor of Arts in Music focuses on musical performance with concentration on the study of a vast array of instruments including: strings, keys, brass, voice and woodwind. Students will have the opportunity to receive instruction from accomplished professionals in the music field and industry and will have several opportunities for live performances including a full recital. At CCU, music is more than art it is an expression of worship to Christ and the performance emphasis equips students with ability to incorporate their Christian faith into music.

Music at CCU

The focus of CCU's School of Music is to teach you how to impact your culture for Christ, as well as how to honor Him and to share His love on campus and around the world, using excellence in music to do so. Integrated offerings combine classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music with a progressive and distinctly Christian worldview to develop students who are leaders – both in the world and in the Church. As a music major, you'll receive personal attention by an exceptional, creative, and caring faculty who are themselves active performers and clinicians who desire to not only teach but to also mentor students. Opportunities include national tours for major ensembles, and an on-campus recording studio.

What can you do with a degree in music?

  • Perform and record music
  • Become a sound engineer
  • Pursue graduate studies in music
  • Private music tutor
  • Combine your music degree with the disciplines of Business Administration, Theology, or Psychology

Interesting Courses You Might Take

  • Brass Techniques and Pedagogy
  • Singer’s Diction and Literature
  • Strings Techniques and Pedagogy

Prospective students who are planning to major or minor in music or theatre are required to audition for participation in most ensembles and for consideration for School of Music scholarships.

  • Financial Aid + Scholarships

    In the 2020-21 academic year, 99% of traditional undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, with over $23 million distributed in scholarships and grants.

  • Meet Your EC

    All prospective traditional undergraduates are provided with an Enrollment Counselor (EC) who will help guide you through every step of the admission process.