Compose. Perform. Inspire.


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Experience the joy of music like never before with a music degree at NGU. 

All-Steinway School
NGU is the one and only All-Steinway School among Christian universities in the Carolinas.
Musical Performances
NGU’s Music department presents over 40 performances each year. From student recitals to large ensembles, enjoy plenty of opportunities to perform.
Minutes Away
Greenville’s premier performing arts theater, the Peace Center, is just 30 minutes from NGU. Enjoy live performances by world-renowned musicians, orchestras, ballets, and more.

Your Future Looks (and Sounds) Better Than Ever 

Pursue countless musical professions beyond performer. Band/choral/orchestra director. Composer. Conductor. Teacher. Missionary. Publisher. Even studio manager/owner.  

From composition to curtain call, inspiring music is more than a simple performance. It requires a deep understanding of musical writing, practice, technique, theory, style, and history. Master it all as you study music at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. 

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music?

A Bachelor’s degree in Music provides you with a broad foundation in music theory, history, and performance. You will gain a deep understanding of the elements of music, as well as the ability to perform on an instrument or sing. You will be well-positioned to pursue a variety of careers in the music industry, as well as in other fields that require strong analytical and creative thinking skills.

In addition to these specific careers, a Bachelor’s degree in Music can also prepare you for a variety of other roles that require strong communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. With this degree, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful lifelong learner and to adapt to change.

Music Arranger

Music Composer

Music Critic

Music Librarian

Music Teacher

Music Therapist

Music Performer

Experience Learning In Class and On Stage

Bands & Ensembles

You want choices? We’ve got them! Marching band in the fall. Pep band in the spring. Concert choir, jazz band, and a wide array of ensembles throughout the year. Whatever your passion, pursue it at NGU.

Perform, Perform, Perform!

Refine your skills and showcase your talents in over 40 performances each year. From chamber and ensemble performances to student and faculty recitals, there’s something for everyone. Performance thrives at NGU. 




Work Studies for Every Level of Experience

Assist ensemble conductors as they prepare for rehearsals. Facilitate guest performances. Even advise younger musicians in their journey. Put your talent to good use for others. 

Plenty of Space to Find Your Place

You need time and space to practice. Between Turner Chapel and the Hayes Fine Arts Center, enjoy access to over two dozen spaces designed for you to learn, practice, and perfect your craft. 

Music Beside Experienced & Faithful Musicians

J. David Cudd, EdD
Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Assistant Professor, Music
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
K. Brent Coppenbarger, DMA
Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Christopher Davis, DMA
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

Study Music from Composition to Curtain Call

Music Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Primary Instrument Applied
  • Secondary Instrument Applied
  • Music Theory 1 & 2
  • Music Appreciation
  • Marching Band – Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion Only
Music Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Computer Technology for Musicians
  • Primary Instrument Applied
  • Secondary Instrument Applied
  • Large Ensemble
  • Marching Band – Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion Only
Music Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Math
  • Musical Styles
  • Speech
  • Applied Principal Lessons
  • Large Ensemble
Music Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • History
  • Musical Styles
  • Applied Principal Lessons
  • Large Ensemble

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Program?

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J. David Cudd, EdD

Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
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