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B.A. Degrees

Messiah College offers three Bachelor of Arts degrees:  The B. A. in Music, which has two optional concentrations in Composition and Commercial Music; the B. A. in Music (Music and Worship); and the B. A. in Music (Business).

B.A. in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers each student the opportunity to further his or her musical studies in a variety of arenas.  Students will gain broad musical knowledge, practical skills, and development of musicianship and technique through private instruction on a primary instrument.  This degree is well-suited for those wishing to double-major in music and another field.

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Music Composition

The Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Music Composition immerses the student into the world of studying and writing music.  Students will study a wide variety of compositional techniques, styles, and avenues.  Music Composition is a highly collaborative field, as students work with their professors and their peers to prepare for the premieres of their new pieces.

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Commercial Music

The Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Commercial Music provides a course of study for students wishing to pursue music as a career.  Students will study the details of the music industry, including business, music production, and audio engineering while studying improvisation and performance.

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Music (Music and Worship)

The Bachelor of Arts of Music (Music and Worship) allows students to further their musical studies with an eventual goal of working in a church setting.  Students will gain knowledge of theology, church administration, and worship leading while continuing to gain musical and theoretical technique and skills.

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Music (Business)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music (Business) is an interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of music in a liberal arts setting with the coursework to prepare students to enter the world of business.  Students who choose to major in Music (Business) will not only gain the fundamental knowledge of music theory, history, literature and performance, but will also become proficient in basic marketing, economics, business law, and e-commerce.

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