BA In Instrumental Music
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021

Gain the Liberal Arts Music Education You Need with Our Bachelor of Arts in Music – Instrumental Degree

You can further your musical abilities while earning a bachelor’s degree that prepares you for a rewarding career. Our B.A. in Music – Instrumental degree provides the opportunity for you to complete your music studies in guitar, piano, or woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments while earning a liberal arts degree. Taught from a biblical worldview, our B.A. in Music – Instrumental will teach you how to transpose your love of music into both a profession and a ministry, regardless of the career you pursue.

Why Choose Liberty’s B.A. Degree in Music – Instrumental?

We are committed to providing you with the training you need to use your musical talents to glorify God. We offer state-of-the-art classrooms, rehearsal, recording, and performance facilities where you can gain the practical experience you need to prepare you for your career.

Our faculty members have earned their degrees from many of the most prestigious music schools in the nation, and they work to ensure you have the classroom environment you need to develop your musical style and skills. As 1 of the top 10 largest schools of music in the nation, we offer a variety of classes and performance opportunities from wind symphonies to jazz ensembles. Earn your B.A. in Instrumental Music with us, and let us help you reach your full potential in the music field.

What Will You Learn in Our Instrumental Music Bachelor’s Degree Program?

In our B.A. in Instrumental Music program, you will study philosophy, a foreign language, and take a literature or cultural studies elective, providing the basis of your liberal arts degree and helping you view music within the larger context of society as a whole.

If you choose to pursue our instrumental specialization, you will work one-on-one with an instructor to increase your technical and performance skills. You will also have the opportunity to learn a secondary instrument and participate in ensemble performances. As a senior, you will participate in a senior recital showcasing your instrumental music skills. 

View our Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music’s Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

MUSC 200 – Music, Art, Worship, and Culture

MUSC 213 – Survey of Popular and Jazz Music Literature

MUSC 317 – Instrumental Conducting

MUSC 360 – Commercial Improvisation Techniques

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.A. in Instrumental Music Degree

  • We are dedicated to producing graduates of distinction. Our graduates have found careers playing for stars like Carrie Underwood, as Christian singers and songwriters, worship leaders at Harvest Bible Chapel, and conductors leading choir festivals throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Liberty Music Group (LMG) is our School of Music’s professional music publishing and recording company. This student-run label provides students, staff, and faculty with the opportunity to publish their work.
  • We are a designed “All-Steinway” school and are committed to providing our students with the best performance facilities possible.
  • Our wind symphony has performed at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference.

Our Bachelor’s in Instrumental Music Degree Program Information

Career Opportunities for Our Instrumental Music Bachelor’s Program Graduates

  • Arts administrator
  • Music director and composer
  • Music therapist (requires graduate study)
  • Professional musician
  • Private music teacher

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.