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As a musician, you tell stories through music. Your passion drives you to pursue your calling in new and innovative ways. Cornerstone University offers competitive music programs, from music education to worship arts, to help you live out your dreams and become the musician God has called you to be.

We exist to prepare students for professional and vocational life as educators, performers and worship leaders. Our programs are designed to give students a solid musical and theoretical foundation through discipline, skill acquisition, character development and a strong work ethic. We aspire to educate skilled music professionals who value music as reflecting the beauty and order of God’s creation.

Matt Winright:
Fostering Love for Music

As a college student, Matt Winright (B.A. ’19) appreciated how invested professors in the Music department were when it came to his development as a musician and as a Christian. Now, as a teacher himself, their commitment to him when he was a student means even more to him. A band director and music teacher at Mar Lee School in Marshall, Mich., Matt teaches K-8 students how to make music together. The Christ-centered education he received at Cornerstone University inspired him not only in his faith but also in his vocation. His greatest passion now is seeing his students improve day by day and enjoying the music that they create.

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Video: University Chorale Concert

The Cornerstone University Chorale directed by Dr. Kent Walters presents this recording of their Nov. 1, 2020, concert. Featuring soloists Maddy Baar and Jackson Muir, as well as vocal ensemble, Credo, this hour-long concert showcases how Cornerstone has continued to engage with the arts through the gift of music, even in this difficult season of COVID-19. May you be blessed by this limited-time virtual performance!

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This program has the most incredible mentors and professors. If I ever had any questions or needed help with something, they were quick to listen. I learned something new each day and now feel much more confident in my future career because of them.

Chelsea Dykstra (B.Mus. ’20)


Of Communication, Media & Music Division graduates from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.


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