Why Choose the Music Department at Eastern?
A Distinct Philosophy
At the Eastern University Music Department, our motto is “music is for life," which means that music includes but transcends competition and even achievement. This is why we seek to explore, perform, and teach music in a Christian context and to assist students in developing music appreciation and skills for local and global music ministry. This is achieved through the integration of spiritual formation with historical, technical and multicultural approaches that emphasize expressive art forms in community. The Music Department offers a BA in Music with concentrations in: general music, church music, composition and electronic music, music education, and performance. The Music Department also offers individualized majors (subject to faculty approval) and a minor in music.
Award Winning Faculty
Eastern University is conveniently located just outside Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most musical cities, famously hailing the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other nearby ensembles and orchestras, in which our award winning faculty members play or sing, include: The Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, the Philly Pops, the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra, and the Delaware Symphony. The Eastern University Choir and Turning Point Ensemble have performed multiple times in holiday concerts with the Jubilate Deo Chorale at the world famous Kimmel Center in downtown Philadelphia
Opportunities through the music program at Eastern University include internships, apprenticeships, professional semester off-campus, touring, and networking with local artists and art organizations in the greater Philadelphia area and around the world. Students can also be involved in on-campus ensembles and events, including: Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Eastern Strings, Eastern Winds, Angels of Harmony, St. Davids Orchestra Society, University Choir, Theatre Department musicals and plays, The Kimmel Center Concert, Winter Music Festival, Music Gala Benefit Concert, and the Spring Music Festival.
What the Music Department Offers
- An audition is required for acceptance into the music major
with concentrations in:
- General Music
- Church Music
- Composition and Electronic Music
- Music Education
- Individualized Major
- developed in conjunction with a faculty advisor and subject to faculty approval
- Available to any Eastern student by contacting the music office
- Preparatory School of Music is available to ages K-12 & Adults
- Ensemble participation open to all Eastern students at director’s discretion
Scholarships for Music
Music Department Mission
We seek to explore, perform, and teach music in a Christian context and to assist students in developing music appreciation and skills for local and global music ministry. This is achieved through the integration of spiritual formation with historical, technical and multicultural approaches that emphasize expressive art forms in the community.