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New Music Programs Launched by Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University Unveils Two New Music Degrees

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 14, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce that it will launch two new state-of-the-art music degree programs on its Virginia Beach campus in Fall 2021: a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Leadership.

“Our new music programs are an exciting and important addition to our celebrated performing arts degree offerings,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “For those who seek a high-quality education in advanced musical training, Regent’s programs are built on excellence and will help you become a proficient musician, performer, and leader.”

The Bachelor of Music degree will offer three distinct concentrations: church music, music leadership and music performance. This program is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in performance, directing, composition, or teaching.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Leadership is designed for students who desire to serve as a worship leader, music director, music teacher, or lead a music ministry.

“Under the instruction of award-winning music professionals, Regent’s world-class music program will provide the finest training in music leadership, performance, music history, aural skills, and music theory,” said Dr. Peter Fraser, director of the School of Communication & the Arts.

To learn more, explore these new music degrees that will be offered on Regent’s campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia:

  • Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Church Music*
  • Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Leadership*
  • Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Performance*
  • B.A. in Music Leadership*

*Pending SACSCOC approval.


Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.