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Why Study Music at Judson?

At Judson, our Music Department will teach you the skills that you need in the professional world, whether it is up front leading worship in the church, on stage in a professional concert hall or theater, or on the road with your own band. We have highly trained professional musicians and teachers who care about their students and want to help you reach your highest God-given potential as you strive to become the best musician you can be.  You will learn to truly hear music, to understand its inner workings, and to play and sing as you never have before. 

Music Majors (Bachelor Degrees)

Students in our Music Department can choose from one of two majors including a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance or a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business & Entrepreneurship.

Choose one of the majors below to learn more

Music Minors

In addition to our offered music degrees, you can also add one of our music minors to your existing major.

Music Certificates

Music Performance Certificate

This certificate program is a non-degree program designed for individuals looking for intensive music performance study both as a soloist and an ensemble musician in order to enhance their employment opportunities or prepare for graduate studies.

Music Department Highlights

Dark Room Studios

Originally created by alumnus Ben Calhoun, the lead singer of the Judson-formed Christian band, Citizen Way, Dark Room Studios provides opportunities for you to learn the skills necessary for every aspect of music production from creating a business plan to writing your own songs to recording and marketing them through the Judson University Artist Group.

Performance Ensembles

If you join one of our ensembles, you’ll not only meet other music majors but also chemistry, architecture, history, youth ministry, business, and education majors, too. Our ensembles perform on campus several times each year, and many perform in the greater Chicago area at hospitals, schools and retirement centers.

Concerts and Events

As a music student you will have opportunities to participate in concerts throughout the year as well. The Judson University Choir is also known for its numerous tours at home and abroad.

Personal Attention

At Judson you will receive personalized attention from highly trained professional musicians and faculty. In addition, our close-knit community and small class sizes will help give you more opportunities to perform up front and on stage in concerts and recitals.

Additional Information

Music - Stefanie Puczek - Spotlight

Stefanie Puczek

Stefanie Puczek

Music Performance, Class of 2020

“I chose music performance as my major because I wanted to continue playing my violin and become the best violinist I could. Something that surprised me [about Judson] was how the professors were so loving and caring in everything they do. They are always there to help you out on your good days and on our bad days." Read More

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