Bachelor Of Science In Music Instrumental
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Jan 16, 2023
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Build the Foundation You Need For Success with Our B.S. in Music Instrumental Degree

You want a music degree that prepares you for future job opportunities and ministries. Our Bachelor of Science in Music Instrumental program combines hands-on learning from distinguished instructors with a wide variety of performance opportunities and free electives, allowing you to tailor your music degree to the career you want.

Whether you are interested in becoming a professional musician, a community arts director, or a music therapist, our bachelor’s degree in music will give you the foundational training in music theory and performance you need for success.


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

At Liberty, we are committed to providing the training you need to use your musical talents to the glory of God. Throughout our music instrumental bachelor’s program, you will learn from experienced musicians who have earned their degrees from distinguished music schools around the world and are dedicated to mentoring you as you develop your own musical style. When you choose our B.S. in Music Instrumental degree with us, you are enrolling in a program designed to help you reach your full potential as a musician who leads with excellence and integrity.

We are proud of the fact that our School of Music is among the top ten largest music schools in the nation. We are able to offer a variety of classes and performance opportunities from wind symphonies to jazz ensembles through our state-of-the-art classrooms, performances, and recording facilities designed to help you prepare for your career.


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

Throughout your pursuit of our bachelor’s degree in music instrumental, you will work with a distinguished musician from our faculty to increase your technical and performance skills, and to apply what you learn to various ensemble performances.

You will have the opportunity to learn a secondary instrument and highlight your accomplishments in a senior recital. As a Bachelor of Science degree, this program gives you approximately sixteen credit hours of electives, which you can use to take classes in fields like theatre, business, or music producing to enhance your résumé.

View the Degree Completion Plan for our Bachelor of Science in Music Instrumental, 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

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Biblical principles for artistic development
  • How culture affects music in daily and professional life
  • How to develop a literature review, thesis, and craft a meaningful research narrative
  • The relationship between music, art, worship, and culture

MUSC 310 – Principles of Arranging

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Arranging for studio recordings
  • Arranging techniques for instrumental ensembles
  • Basic arranging techniques of various pop-music genres

MUSC 317 – Instrumental Conducting

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Baton and left-hand techniques for conducting
  • How to direct instrumental ensembles, based on practical experience
  • Score study, rehearsal, and performance techniques

MUSC 360 – Commercial Improvisation Techniques

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The relationship between improvisation and harmonic context in contemporary music idioms
  • The skills necessary for strategic areas of vocal or instrumental improvisational technique
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Highlights of Our B.S. in Music Instrumental 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 Music Instrumental 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)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

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