Be a unique voice.

Music has great significance, both historically and in the contemporary world. Whether your interests draw you towards composition, administration, teaching, or performance, we will equip you with the knowledge and training required to succeed in your chosen field.



Requirements total 54-55 hours. This includes 39 hours from the music core and 15-16 hours of emphasis-related courses. 6 hours of the major requirements meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Basic Conducting
  • Computers in Music
  • Music in Worship

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Trinity’s Music Department provides a community of musicians who make music together for the glory of God. Ensembles include Concert Choir, Symphonic Band, Community Philharmonic Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. Students in our ensembles present concerts and lead worship on campus, across the country, and around the world.

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Notes on a page will never be as beautiful as the sound they make when sung or played. You will be given the opportunity to practice your musical skills by seeking professional internships to further your knowledge and experience. Leave TIU prepared to make an impact on the musical world.

Career Objectives Include:



Course Title Credits
Music Core (39 hours)
MUH 111 Introduction to Music History and Literature 3 hours
MUT 101 Fundamentals of Music 3 hours
MUT 121 Music Theory I 3 hours
MUT 122 Aural Skills I 1 hour
MUT 221 Music Theory II 3 hours
MUT 222 Aural Skills II 1 hour
MUT 223 Music Theory III 3 hours
MUT 224 Aural Skills III 1 hour
MUT 322 Music Theory IV 3 hours
MUE 331 Basic Conducting 3 hours
MUH 341 Music History I 3 hours
MUH 342 Music History II 3 hours
MUT 360 Computers in Music 3 hours
MUZ 250-259,
350-359, 450-459
Advanced Level Private Lessons 8 hours
Each music major must choose at least one of the following eight emphases:
Arts Administration Emphasis (15 hours)
BUS 113 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
BUS 115 Human Resource Management 3 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change and Strategic Planning 3 hours
MUS 372X Nonprofit Management 3 hours
BUS 373X Nonprofit Financial Management 3 hours
Strongly recommended:
BUS 392 Social Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Church Music Emphasis (15 hours)
MUE 432X Choral Conducting Methods and Literature 3 hours
MUW 437X Music in Worship 3 hours
MUW 438 Worship Resources 3 hours
MUW 450 Church Music Internship 3 hours
MUH – or – MUT elective 3 hours
Contemporary Music Emphasis (16 hours)
This emphasis area consists in its entirety of one semester’s study at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Contemporary Music Center (CMC) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Music and Missions Emphasis (18 hours)
BRS 335 Survey of World Religions 3 hours
BRS 360X Foundations of Intercultural Ministry 3 hours
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministry 3 hours
MUH 211 Survey of World Music 3 hours
MUW 437X Music in Worship 3 hours
Accelerated MA Intercultural Studies (double degree)
Performance Emphasis (15 hours)
MUT 361 Music Analysis 3 hours
Additional credit hours (not used to satisfy music core requirement) of MUZ 250-259, 350-359, 450-459 Advanced Level Private Lessons 3 hours
MUH Elective 3 hours
Half recital (MUZ 350-359) and full recital (MUZ 450-459) required
Choose 6 hours:
MUT 363 Instrumentation and Orchestration 3 hours
MUZ 210 B, C, E, F, S, or, W Music Ensemble (3 semesters) 3 hours
MUE 439 Diction for Singers 2 hours
MUZ 295 Vocal Performance Workshop (4 semesters) – or –
MUZ 210V, 210M, or additional hour lessons 4 hours
Piano Pedagogy Emphasis (15 hours)
MUE 323 Piano Pedagogy and Literature 3 hours
MUE 445 Internship in Piano Pedagogy 2 hours
MUT 361 Music Analysis 3 hours
MUZ 210C Chamber Music 1 hour
MUH elective 3 hours
MUT elective 3 hours
Half recital required (MUZ 350-359)
Highly recommended:
ED 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
Full recital recommended (MUZ 450-459)
Psychology Emphasis (18 hours)
Note: For this emphasis area, students must demonstrate guitar proficiency, and must choose the following courses to fill General Education Requirements:
Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning:
BIO 140 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology 3 hours
PSY 285X Statistics 3 hours
Personal Growth, Health and Wellness:
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3 hours
MUW 437X Music in Worship 3 hours
Choose one:
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention 3 hours
PSY 255 The Psychology of Addiction 3 hours
Choose two:
PSY 300 Personality Theories 3 hours
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
PSY 320 Learning and Motivation 3 hours
Choose two:
PSY 372 Cognitive/Behavioral Psychology 3 hours
PSY 374 Physiological Psychology 3 hours
PSY 400 Therapeutic Psychology (Prerequisite: PSY 300) 3 hours
Theory/Composition Emphasis (15 hours)
MUT 363 Instrumentation and Orchestration 3 hours
MUT 445 Senior Project in Music Theory/Composition 2 hours
MUT 462 Stylistic Composition 3 hours
MUZ 250-259,
350-359, 450-459
Advanced Level Private Lessons–Composition 4 hours
Choose one:
MUT 361 Music Analysis 3 hours
MUT 461 Modal Counterpoint 3 hours