Why study music education at CBU?
Earn a teaching credential with your degree
The Collinsworth School has recently recalibrated its Bachelor of Music in Music Education
to incorporate the California Teaching Credential into the program, which can be finished
in four years with one additional semester of paid internship! This adjustment gives
our music education students a distinct professional advantage, not only due to the
quality of education that they will receive, but also because it will facilitate a
faster entrance into the job market.
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.