If music is an essential part of your life and you couldn’t imagine doing anything else, pursue your passion through Malone University’s renowned music program.
You’ll have the opportunity to compose and perform music in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities with professors who are nationally recognized. As a music major, you’ll choose among a piano, voice, or instrumental concentration. You'll also be encouraged to get involved in one of Malone's many performance groups.
"My music explores...the redemptive intervention of a very real God in the affairs of the human race."
- Jesse Ayers
Professor of Music
Students may pursue a music major, a music major with an emphasis in music ministry, or a music major with an emphasis in music production.
Keyboard and Theory Placement Tests are required for all music majors prior to beginning the first semester of classes.
In addition to the University requirements listed, acceptance into the Music major requires passing the piano proficiency, being approved for applied study at the 300 level, and passing the sophomore review.
A major in Music consists of the following:
Musicianship Core (35 hours):
- MUS 153 - Keyboard Harmony I (or proficiency)
- MUS 154 - Keyboard Harmony II
- MUS 155 - Music Theory I
- MUS 156 - Music Theory II
- MUS 165 - Aural Skills I
- MUS 166 - Aural Skills II
- MUS 253 - Keyboard Harmony III *
- MUS 255 - Music Theory III
- MUS 261 - Choral Conducting
- MUS 262 - Instrumental Conducting
- MUS 265 - Aural Skills III
- MUS 366 - Music Theory IV
- MUS 374 - Survey of World Music
- MUS 375 - Music History and Literature I - Ancient through Baroque
- MUS 376 - Music History and Literature II - Classical through Romantic
- MUS 377 - Music History and Literature III - 1900 through the Present
*If the student does not pass the entire piano proficiency examination at the conclusion of MUS 253, applied piano must be taken each semester until the exam is passed.
12 hours of applied and ensemble credit as follows:
- Two (2) hours of primary applied music at the 100 level
- Two (2) hours of primary applied music at the 200 level
- Two (2) hours of primary applied music at the 300 level
- Two (2) hours of secondary applied music at the 100 level or above
- Four (4) hours of approved ensemble credit
Additional courses for the Music major include:
- MUS 399 - Junior Recital
- Two (2) hours of primary applied music at the 400 level
- 10 hours of 300/400 level approved music electives
- MUS 499 - Senior Recital
1) Piano Proficiency completed before acceptance into the major, regardless of instruments in Worship Leading Proficiency
2) Recital attendance each semester of enrollment
3) Musicale attendance