Have you been playing the guitar or the trumpet since the moment you could pick one
up? CBU can help you turn your love of a musical instrument into a career. Practice
with inspiring faculty in state-of-the-art facilities and gain experience performing
in front of audiences. You’ll learn a multitude of musical styles and receive constant
opportunities to work with industry professionals. The Collinsworth School of Performing
Arts can provide you with an environment of excellence in which to nurture your gifts
into something the world will pay to experience.
Aim for excellence In every class, every rehearsal, every performance, students are held to higher standards
that will encourage them to develop and expand their God-given gifts and ultimately
share them with others.
Practice a contemporary conservatory style CBU's music classroom style is often referred to as conservatory—intimate, challenging
and rigorous—but unlike typical music conservatories that preserve the past with a
traditional repertoire, CBU's music is forward-looking to engage both musicians and
audiences in the contemporary enjoyment of the art.
Use state-of-the-art technology CBU music students work hands-on with the latest music technology on both their personal
Macbook Pro computers and in computer labs and classrooms located within the state-of-the-art
Hawkins Music Building. Software for professional and audio production, sequencing
and publishing quality notation are used each day in many of the core music courses.
Jazz Ensemble provides musicians with opportunities to learn a variety of jazz styles
in a "big band" setting, as well as to enhance individual improvisational skills.
Orchestral and Band Literature
A survey of orchestral and band literature from a historical and educative perspective.
Students study the methods and materials used in teaching brass, woodwind, string,
or percussion instruments.
SLO 1: Perform a variety of stylistically appropriate musical works in a primary applied
area. SLO 2: Lead and collaborate with other musicians in large and small ensembles. SLO 3: Exhibit comprehensive musicianship ability in various musical contexts and
skill sets. SLO 4: Think critically about music through analysis, listening, and evaluation. SLO 5: Effectively communicate about the influences and practices of Western art music,
music of non-Western cultures, and popular music traditions.
Take the next step toward living your purpose
As you make decisions about college, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational
experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and
fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do
more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training
and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.
Apply today! When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and
knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and
all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.
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"I chose to major in music because it's something I really love to do and I realized
I'd like to keep doing it for the rest of my life. I like the program at CBU because
I have so many opportunities to perform. It's helped me get used to performing a lot." Mayu Fukasawa, 2019
"I love music and am passionate about it. The program here helps you not only strengthen
your skills but also helps with your spiritual walk." McKenna Sessions, 2021
"I grew up in a musical family and always knew I wanted to participate in music in
some capacity. The professors here are really great people who want to be more than
just someone who grades you. They really care about your education." Braden Sapp, 2019
Contact the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Performing Arts