Composition students are engaged in advanced arranging and composition and explore techniques used by composers to create music for motion pictures.


Students in the conducting concentration benefit from a unique conducting style that energizes performers, enlivens music and captivates audiences. CBU’s conducting students look forward to increasing their knowledge through advanced coursework in conducting, orchestration and vocal techniques.


The performance concentration equips vocalists and musicians with the skills, experience and confidence required to perform at the professional level, continue on to doctoral studies or to teach private lessons.

Music Education

The Music Education Concentration expands students' knowledge of fundamental musical skills, technical competencies, pedagogical understanding, music education research, and artistic cultivation to successfully pursue a career in music educaction at the primary or secondary levels.