C-SC, Where You Will Make Your Own Music

Your major in music will provide an engagement with artistic expression that reflects the integrity of the human spirit. When you seek a degree in music, you fulfill your interests in performance studies, pedagogy, theory or history, or a general background in music. You may choose to pursue graduate study upon completion of the degree or to double major or add a minor in an area outside of music. The music major prepares you to work in the music industry and serve in your own individual community’s artistic life.

The C-SC Difference

You have the opportunity to perform in any of our many bands and choirs as a freshman regardless of your major. You also have the opportunity to audition and earn scholarship dollars to help pay for your college degree. If you are interested in music technology, you have the opportunity to take coursework and lessons from day one giving you access to our state-of-the-art recording studios and music technology lab for audio production. Our faculty includes national award-winning conductors and ensemble directors, performers sought throughout the Midwest and nation, and experts in music education frequently presenting at state conferences and directing regional honor ensembles.

C-SC’s faculty worked to individualize my program, so I could complete my teaching certification after earning my music degree elsewhere. The music faculty blessed me with numerous opportunities to hone my craft. They successfully prepared me for my graduate studies in vocal performance and my career as a music educator, performer, and C-SC music faculty member.

– Lisa Blake ’15

Art Galleries & Venues

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium is a proscenium theatre built in 1966 with a seating capacity of more than 900. The auditorium is used for musicals and larger theatre productions.

Mabee Gallery

Mabee Art Gallery

The Mabee Art Gallery can be found on the main level of the Herrick Foundation Center. The gallery extends up into a second story balcony overlooking the main floor which features the center jump circle from the original basketball court previously housed in the building. The gallery hosts shows from renowned regional and national artists, faculty exhibits, and student honor and senior shows.

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre is a flexible seating "Black Box" experimental theatre, used for theatre department productions and student-directed productions. It is housed in the lower level of the Alexander Campbell Auditorium.

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall is a 225-seat area used for the opera workshop, student recitals, and other events.

What can I do with a Music Degree?

Professional vocal & instrumental performers
Music theorists
Music therapists
Private studio owner
Church musician

Your music will inspire others.

Your music will inspire others.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Culver-Stockton Student Teacher Organization (CSTO)
    • National Association for Music Education – Collegiate
    • Music Student Advisory Council
    • Sigma Phi Zeta (music honor society)
    • Signature Sounds (music tech club)
    • A cappella Clubs – C-S Singers (non-auditioned) and Ocho (auditioned)
    • Arts Abroad (international travel course housed within FALA division)
    • Musical ensembles
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and professional internships
    • Multiple vocal and instrumental performances each year
    • Internships with professional production companies, music houses and independent producers (music tech)

Information About Our Minors

The music minor is excellent for those students wishing to explore their passion as a musician with more in-depth private study in their instrument and voice and who want to become better well-rounded musicians with a strong understanding of foundational music concepts. This pairs well with practically any other major on campus for students already participating in ensembles.

Music Therapy: We have helped prepare several students for graduate studies in music therapy. Oftentimes students will major in music education with a minor in psychology, or double major in music (BA) and psychology.