Discover how JBU's Applied Music major will hone your musical ability

Music is an art. JBU helps you develop your craft.

In the applied music major, you will learn the history of musical development as you begin to cultivate your own style. At JBU you can choose between organ, piano or voice as your specialization and practice to perfection in one of the many practice rooms available for students. You will integrate your art with your faith as you prepare for the next step.

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What to expect as an Applied Music student at JBU

Enjoy Fantastic Facilities

Students have access to labs, practice rooms, and performance areas in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Make Great Music

Join one of the many JBU music groups on campus: Cathedral Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Red Steps, Women’s Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, or a chapel band.

Study Under Professionals

In addition to the veteran professors who are incredibly talented musicians, every semester JBU invites various professional musicians to perform and conduct master classes with the students

Gain Performance Experience

JBU music students have innumerable opportunities to perform in recitals, master classes, musicals, concerts, competitions, and fun campus activities.

Compete in Singing Competitions

Voice majors compete annually and advance to the finals at the state competition sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

What could you do with an Applied Music degree?

Music Teaching

Private schools, private companies, public companies, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges all look for quality music training.

Recording Industry

Careers in the recording industry can look like administrative work, promotion, research, budgeting, mastering music, producing music, packaging recording, sales, or merchandising. There are also many jobs involving contracts and other legal issues. Experience or training in business is a great combination for a career in the recording industry.

Music Industry

Conducting usually requires an advanced degree in music. Responsibilities can range from rehearsing and scheduling to raising funds for performances.

Performance Industry

Typically, performance careers start locally. Theaters, community colleges, restaurants, and other entertainment organizations are always looking for quality performers.

Music Director

Many churches or para-churches look for music directors for their youth and congregation.

Music Software Programmer

These individuals can work in private companies, music companies or larger media companies in producing unique music software programming. Training and knowledge in music as well as computer programming is required.


Many production companies, colleges, universities, churches, theaters, and record companies look for talented accompanists.

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