Music Production

Bachelor of Music Degree

Program Overview

The Music Department at ORU places a strong emphasis on imparting music's past, present and future prospects to its students within a Christian, charismatic environment. As part of the ongoing process to provide a comprehensive undergraduate foundation in music, the Music Department purposes to:

  • Provide opportunities for students to develop their music capabilities and interests through the use of music as a socializing force, as an aid to compassionate understanding of themselves and their environment and as an avenue of self-expression
  • Stimulate an appreciation and love for music through the study of its various disciplines
  • Develop techniques for mature evaluation of musical standard
Music Production Major

ORU Music Production features state-of-the-art software and hardware, combined with up-to-the-moment training to help equip students with the needed skills for the worlds of music recording, live sound and church media presentation. Digital Audio Workstation software such as Pro Tools, Logic and Reason are taught as the primary platforms for the recording studio, while a modern MIDAS workstation lab offers students hands-on application for the art of the live audio mix. Added to this strong foundation are courses in songwriting, professional touring, trends in the music industry and live worship media support. Students are also offered the opportunity to study off-campus at the renowned Recording Workshop (Ohio) as well as the Contemporary Music Center (Nashville). This well-rounded program is unique in its ability to train students for the fluid media landscape, ensuring effective technical training while also helping to prepare students to take the healing message of Christ into every person's world.


Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC)
CMENC is an organization that focuses on music education but is open to all music majors. It sponsors many of the music activities that occur on and off campus and is a great networking tool for any person who desires a career in music.

Music Therapy Club


With a degree from the ORU Music Department you will be equipped for teaching in public and private schools, teaching in private instruction studios, working in recording studios and in the field of live sound, performing in professional music organizations, working in related music fields and church ministries. Additionally, you will acquire an adequate background for further study in graduate schools.

course offerings
  • Applied Music: Primary and Composition
  • Performance Ensembles
  • Music Seminar
  • Music Theory
  • Sight Singing and Ear Training
  • Introduction/Intermediate Music Production
  • Contemporary Music Theory/Lead Chart Notation
  • Live Sound 1 and 2
  • Lights/Projection for Music
  • Piano Proficiency
  • Music Vocabulary Proficiency
  • Applied Music: Secondary
  • Class Piano
  • Class Voice
  • Music, Distribution and Social Media
  • Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) -- class and applied lessons
  • Music for Film and Other Media
  • Sound Stage Recording
  • Music Industry Practices
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Professional Touring
  • Internship

Degree Plan

Admission to the music program requires a separate application with the music department and an audition. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university by the Admissions Office; they will be notified of acceptance as a music major by the Music Department. Download a copy of the music major application here.