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Bachelor of Arts in Music

Overview

Bethesda Music Department provides comprehensive and effective education through a rigorous program and a balanced curriculum of intensive academic study along with talented music faculties who speaks English and Korean fluently, which will help students to become strong music leaders of 21st century. Bethesda school of music programs (B.A & M.A) enables students to become Church choir Conductor, Accompanist, Soloist, Praise Ministry, Music Director, and Musical Actor & Actress.

We offer two tracks

  • Classical Music

    • Keyboards (Piano/Organ/Accompanying)

    • Voice/Composition/Orchestral Instruments

    • Conducting/Percussion/Musical Theatre

  • Contemporary Music

    • Keyboard/Vocal/ Elec. Guitar & Bass Guitar /Drum/

    • Media & Computer Music

What can I do with this degree?

With a degree in Music, one can work as a professional musician in many settings:

professional accompanist for church, band, artists, and musicals. One can also work as a composer for Film, TV, and Artists. You can also work as an engineer at a recording studio. Also there are many teaching opportunities as well. 

What are the degree outcomes?

Upon completion of this program students will:

  • Plan and direct a broad variety of service opportunities in the church and the community.

  • Become better performers in a solo, choral, or instrumental capacity.

  • Have new insights, perspectives, and practices in musical performances.

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively make and arrange music in diverse musical styles.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have? 

Bethesda University boasts a number of world-famous faculty members who are active professionals in their respective fields. All of our classes and curriculums are designed in a very practical manner to provide as much real-world experiences to the students as possible. All the students have access to our newly designed recording studio, MIDI computer labs, and remodeled practice rooms. All of our ensemble classes feature professional accompanists to help out during the class, which has tremendous experience and benefits for the students. Masterclasses with world renowned musicians are held regularly as well.

Bethesda University Music Program is a well-knit community, students will receive a lot of individual attention, due to the smaller class size. There is a lot of mentorship from the faculty to ensure students are cared for and to offer help in any matter they might be struggling with. Students will learn in a friendly, relaxed environment of the school. Bethesda welcomes diversity and students will study in a multicultural setting, interacting with students with various backgrounds. 

What kind of courses will I take?

  • MU 161 Music History & Literature I 

  • MU 261 Musical Form & Analysis I 

  • MU 268 Music Pedagogy          

  • MU 171 Jazz Theory I  

  • MU 293 Jazz Improvisation

  • MU 145 Sight-singing & Ear-training I    

  • MU 422 Church Music History                   

Course Catalogs

For course descriptions, requirements, focus areas, options, and other program details see our full course catalog.

Ken Song

Prof. Ken Song
Chair of Music Department

I encourage any student who wants to have a career in music to apply to Bethesda University. 

We offer practical and comprehensive programs taught by industry professionals.

Our faculties are some of the best musicians in the country and they offer mentorship and individual attention to our students.

We guarantee that you will receive the highest quality, all-around education to start up your career. 

 

Email: ken.song@buc.edu

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Dong Hwoon Lee\
B.A. in Music

I enjoyed the music program at Bethesda because all students formed a friendly relationship with the professors, and everyone was able to enjoy the class while attending the class. With that kind of friendly relationship, students can ask any questions or help to professors without any hesitation. Also, music programs tend to be very expensive, but the music program at Bethesda was affordable and of top-notch quality.

4 Years
Standard Duration

This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.

135
Total Program Credits

This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.

TRACS/ABHE
ACCREDATION

Bethesda University is accredited by TRACS and ABHE