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.
B.S. in Music Education
The Bachelor of Science in Music Education prepares students for a career in teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, while learning to excel in an individual performance area. Students interested in gaining hands-on classroom experience prior to graduation will find a wealth of opportunities at Messiah College. In addition to the experiences students have in the field at all levels and in all performing areas, laboratory teaching is part of each Curriculum and Instruction course.
B.M. in Performance
The Bachelor of Music Degree at Messiah College is a professionally-geared performance degree available to vocal, keyboard, string, wind, brass, and percussion students. Admission into this program is by audition, and a high level of ability and strong work ethic are expected. In addition to the College's General Education requirements, the larger portion of this degree is a music curriculum designed to prepare the student for entrance into the nation's top graduate music programs or for a performance or studio-teaching career.
M.M. in Conducting
Are you looking for a master’s in conducting program that has a national reputation, but still fits the needs of working adults? Messiah College's Master of Music in conducting program offers a reputation for academic excellence, online classes, experienced faculty and one of the most technologically advanced learning facilities on the east coast. Whether you are a public or private school educator, a community or church ensemble director, or a recent music major graduate, the program can help you advance your career as a music educator and deepen your expertise in the specialized field of conducting. The majority of classes are offered online, with some on-campus sessions, so you are free to pursue your career and your degree at the same time.