Music Majors study the musical elements of pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics and timbre and texture.

About the Program

The Music program at MNU is designed to foster your creativity and promote your aesthetic literacy. Our faculty are strong pedagogues with stellar educational backgrounds, committed to bringing out the best in you. Combine that with our state-of-the-art performing arts facilities in the Bell Cultural Events Center and you'll get an exceptional education at MNU.


As a Music major at MNU you choose a primary performance area, including voice, piano, band instruments, guitar and bass. You will learn about music theory and music history, develop aural skills and keyboard skills, and participate in a wide range of ensembles while studying one-on-one with a professional musician. At the culmination of your degree program, you'll present a solo recital.


Music major scholarships and/or music ensemble participation scholarships are available to exceptional students, who follow the Audition Information, complete the Music Scholarship Application Form, and  perform a successful audition.

For more information contact the Department of Arts and Humanities at 913.971.3441 or e-mail

Top-notch Facilities

The Bell Cultural Events Center is the home to Fine & Performing Arts at MNU. This 40,000 square foot building is a state-of-the-art performance and classroom facility.

Heritage Choir
Mabee Performing Arts Hall: With seating for 540, the hall is used for musical concerts, theatrical performances, and worship experiences.
Jones Instrumental Hall: This large rehearsal room is used for Jazz Band and Concert Band practice and other instrumental classes.
Heritage Choir
Mabee Performing Arts Hall: With seating for 540, the hall is used for musical concerts, theatrical performances and other arts events
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Your Future


Touching many areas of the arts, you could become a:

  • Performer/Songwriter
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Music Business Manager
  • Choir Director
  • Music Minister
  • Private Instructor

Employers & internships

Some of our recent Music grads have landed jobs at:

  • The Kansas City Symphony
  • Ash Lawn Opera, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • The Lyric Opera of Kansas City
  • Seagle Colony, Schroon Lake, New York
  • Opera in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

related majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

Our People are the difference

Our Fine & Performing Arts faculty are expert worship leaders, performers, and teachers. They have many years of real-world experience leading worship as vocalists, instrumentalists, and A/V professionals. Our faculty conduct vocal and instrumental ensembles, participate in leading worship in campus chapels, give private lessons, lead ensemble tours, and are active leaders in the arts culture of the KC metro.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.