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B.M. – Music Leadership

Develop Music Programs 

Coming Soon! Available Fall 2021

Is music your passion? Regent’s Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Leadership is designed for the professional musician who wants to pursue a career developing and leading music programs for congregations or schools. A more robust approach to our B.A. in Music Leadership, this degree is for students focused on music leadership for a career. You will gain intensive instruction in conducting, sight-reading, and ear training. You’ll also learn about the business of music and music technology. Regent’s music program is offered through the School of Communication & the Arts within the College of Arts & Sciences.

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August 23, 2021
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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career-focused education in advanced musical leadership.

ESTABLISH YOUR CAREER

Become a proficient music program leader, scholar or performer.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Presented from a Christian worldview, learn from award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

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Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Music – Music Leadership degree program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the bachelor’s degree with a concentration in music leadership, you will be able to:

  • Leverage the aural and visual experience of music literacy at the artist level.
  • Write, record, edit, and mix sound recording projects utilizing music technology.
  • Transform music symbols into performance employing sight reading and ear training skills.
  • Apply career management, business planning and income-generation techniques for music industry success.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Musician/Performer
  • Composer
  • Music Director
  • Music Teacher
  • Pursue a Graduate Degree in Music
Examination of the theology of worship in Scripture, with special emphasis on its nature, role, and practice with the Church.
Introduction to the biblical theology of ministry and the performance of essential church public functions, ceremonies, and administrative duties.

Exploration of expectancy, leader-member exchange (LMX), transactional, transformational, servant leadership and other theories, including foundational leadership principles and concepts.

The influence of virtual teams on leadership effectiveness; the development of interactive and dynamic groups in virtual and face-to-face environments. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

Addresses career management, business planning, income generation.
Advanced study of art of ensemble leadership. Includes analysis of scores for interpretation, rehearsal, and performance. Prerequisite: MUSI 320.
Advanced-level study of the visual and aural applied elements of music literacy focusing on the skills needed to transform music symbols into performance through the recognition and comprehension of standard music notation, rhythms, and meter, solfege, and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs. Prerequisite MUSI 102.
Introduction to the creative use of computers and synthesizers. MIDI applications, including sequencing, editing, sampling, effects, and notational software. Basic music and audio principles through the writing, recording, editing, and mixing of various sound recording projects.
Fosters full-bodied expression through increased awareness of breath and alignment coupled with full range of movement. Develops sight, touch, hearing and kinesthetic ability to enhance overall performance skills.
A study of various methods of planning, organizing and administering the total music program of the church in coordination with other ministry leaders. Introduces materials and methods for teaching and/or supervising choirs.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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