Give voice and song to your life’s passion

Our music programs are notable for the depth and breadth of opportunities they offer, no matter what type of music career you seek. Performance and composition are important pieces of the overall masterwork that you’ll create: a successful career in the field where your God-given talents lie.

At Malone, we are inspired by beauty in all its forms and value music as an expression of God’s blessings on earth.

Under the direction of our nationally-renowned faculty, Malone’s academic programs for musicians are selective and demanding in preparation for a career in music.

You have options!

Part of the College of Theology, Arts & Sciences, the Department of Music offers degree programs in Music and Music Education, with emphases in General Music, Music Ministry, and Music Production. Certificate programs in Piano Pedagogy and Voice Pedagogy are also offered, and scholarships are available through audition. View course requirements for each of our programs in the official Academic Catalog.

Why Malone?

  • Performance groups draw students from across campus. This gives everyone an opportunity to use their talents and add depth to the various entities. The groups also do a lot of touring throughout the nation and the world.
  • Malone has state-of-the-art recording studios and new facilities with the latest recording technology.
  • Our practice room suite contains 10 Wenger self-contained practice rooms where students have the ability to change the acoustics. Settings range from "cathedral" to "recording studio" and everything in between!
  • Malone is one of the few Christian schools of its size to have a marching band. The band performs at half-time during home games and also in contests.
  • Students receive individualized attention. You don’t get lost in the shuffle: professors know you by name and work hard at offering you the best education possible.

What are our Music graduates doing now?

  • High school marching band directors and choral conductors
  • Elementary school music teachers
  • Associate pastor for music and worship at Salem Friends Church
  • Schloss Mirabell Competition winner in Salzburg, Austria
  • Arden J. Yockey Scholarship for Voice winner
  • Executive for Atlantic Records
  • Contralto, performing at Carnegie Hall and around the world

Malone University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Music minor

Students who are majoring in another program may choose to take an Music minor in addition to their primary course of study. A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, 6 of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.