Bachelor’s Degree in Music

The B.A. in Music prepares students for a variety of areas related to the appreciation, study and basic performance of music. The curriculum is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in music performance, able to teach in the private studio, and organize and administrate a music program as an informed musician.

You will understand the fundamentals of music theory, demonstrate conducting skills and rehearsal procedures, demonstrate the ability to write and arrange music, and demonstrate knowledge of pedagogical procedures for music in a cross-cultural environment.

New Reduced Tuition for SAGU Online Beginning Fall 2021, SAGU is dropping online tuition from $499 to $399 per credit hour. That is a value of up to $10,000 on a 4-year degree.

This online degree is available to SAGU American Indian College students at a special tuition price. SAGU AIC students pay only $575 $399 per hour, but experience the same flexibility of online learning.


Careers in music

There are far more options for the use of a music degree than many people realize. Performing and teaching are the two most common careers in music, but those alone do not cover what music majors can pursue. Consider careers as a(n):

  • Accompanist
  • Acoustics
  • Arranger
  • Artist management
  • Arts administrator/arts management
  • Audio production, editing
  • Band director
  • Choral director
  • Clinician
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Copyright consultant
  • Electronic production and design
  • Entertainment lawyer; music business lawyer
  • Film scoring
  • Lyricist
  • Music agent
  • Music therapist
  • Performer
  • Session musician
  • Songwriter
  • Sound designer
  • Sound technician
  • Talent scout
  • Teacher or professor
  • Vocal coach
  • Worship leader/music minister

Music is a flexible field. Workers in many music-related occupations are self-employed. EP data show that about 36 percent of musicians and singers, 29 percent of dancers, and 23 percent of music directors and composers were self-employed in 2012.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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