Music - Degree Programs | Geneva College
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BA Major • Minor


Our liberal arts approach includes a general music program meant to be combined with another major or a minor and best suited for students interested in music and another discipline.

People use music to express things they can’t always say. Gain an appreciation and understanding of the arts on theoretical and practical levels so you can foster the gifts God has given you. Geneva’s music degree prepares you for a lifetime of worshiping God and connecting with others through music.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Musical Fundamentals

Courses include music theory, aural skills, music history, World and Popular music

Applied Lessons

Instrumental lessons available to match student interests

Rich Ensemble Experiences

Students in any major are welcome to join instrumental and vocal ensembles, The Genevans, Marching Band, New Song, Jazz Band, and more

Combine with Other Degrees

Encouragement to combine a music degree with other degree programs, majors, and minors

Key Courses

Music Theory

Learn the fundamentals of music as you study and practice scales, intervals, voice leading, and other essential skills

Aural Skills

With an emphasis on sight-singing, ear training, and the physical expression of music, this class will stretch your understanding of music to the next level


Study the science behind conducting by looking at beat patterns, harmony, and musical scores

Music History

Get to know Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and more renowned musicians and their legacies in this survey course

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


of music graduates from Geneva are accepted to graduate school programs

“Geneva gave me a deeper appreciation for music and a practical foundation that was just what I needed. I was well prepared for my career.” - Stephen, music business graduate

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Recording Artist
  • Composer
  • Music Journalist
  • Church Worship Leader
  • Teacher

Further your impact...

  • Join other Geneva graduates in attending music programs at California University of Pennsylvania, University of Cincinnati, Duquesne University, and Edinburgh College’s Reid School of Music
  • Perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, or in Choral Societies across the country
  • Use your skills and love of music to help people with disabilities through the field of music therapy

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