Music - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)


Why choose Music at Geneva?

Students gain a critical understanding of the musical field, together with a technical one, due to the depth and breadth of their studies. The skills developed are an appreciation of the broader arts and sciences; an understanding of the logic and context of music; competence in the individual and group performance of music within a variety of instruments; development of marketable professional skill; and the ability to articulate and demonstrate a comprehensive philosophy of music in performances and in all of life’s work.

Business Student 


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

What degree options are available at Geneva?

  • B.S. in MUSIC EDUCATION (K-12 certification)

What can I do with a Music degree from Geneva College?

  • Recording artist
  • Solo performance
  • Teaching
  • Church ministry
  • Music wholesaling and retailing
  • Personal and concert management
  • Booking agent
  • Director of tour promotions

Graduates from the music department find employment across a broad spectrum of opportunities, from teaching in public schools to singing in the Metropolitan Opera.

The music business major prepares students to work in areas such as music wholesaling and promotion, or personal and concert management.

Marching Band

What are some classes I might take in the music program?

  • Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Conducting
  • Music History

Academic Organizations

  • The Genevans
  • Grace Notes
  • Marching Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Symphonic Concert Band
  • Hand Bell Ensemble

Key Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

David Kenneth Smith
Professor of Music, Director of Genevans
Sha Wang Luangkesorn
Professor of Music, Department Chair
Mark Godwin
Director of Bands, Lecturer of Woodwinds
Matthew Kickasola
Associate Professor
Kathryn Copeland Donaldson
Lecturer of Voice, Director of Grace Notes

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What are some graduate schools Geneva alumni attend?

In the past decade, graduates of the music department who applied to graduate programs have a 100% acceptance rate.  These are just a few of the presitgious universities that have acceptage Geneva graduates:

  • California University of PA
  • Edenborough, Scotland
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Duquesne University

Where do some Geneva music alumni work now?

  • Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI)
  • Robinson Christian Academy
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • Beaver County Choral Society
  • Sharpsville High School
  • Music Innovations
Christian College of Distinction
Geneva is named a Christian College of Distinction, affirming the school's dedication to high-quality academics founded on the inerrant truth of God's word.

of Geneva graduates have jobs or are in graduate school one year after graduation.