Students play instruments in concert

About the Program

The Culver-Stockton College music program provides students of promise an engagement with artistic expression that reflects the integrity of the human spirit. For over 100 years, the music program has encouraged performers, educators and students to reach for their highest potential. Our music faculty offer a wide range of expertise and specialization and give students the personal attention they deserve. The institution is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Graduates of the department have gone on to distinguished professional careers as educators and performers.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

This is the primary liberal arts degree in music. Students who seek this degree have interests in performance studies, pedagogy, theory or history or want a solid general background in music. Some students choose to pursue graduate study in music upon completion of the degree. Many students choose to double major with another discipline or add a minor in an area outside of music opening the door to numerous opportunities.

Beyond the Classroom

Student-run Clubs: NAfME-C (National Association for Music Education – Collegiate) Music Student Advisory Council
Honor Societies: Sigma Phi Zeta
Professional Experiences: Internships
Travel-Study Courses: Arts Abroad
Awards and Recognition: NASM

After C-SC

Many students with a B.A. in Music attend graduate school for vocal/instrumental performance, musicology and music therapy. Graduates also open their own private studios, hold church music positions and various positions in the music industry.


Creative Expression
Professional Experience
Research & Innovation
Service Learning
Travel Study

Together these forms of experiential learning create an exceptional education for C-SC students, preparing them to excel both personally and professionally.


Can you minor in this program?

Emphasis within the major:
Make a well-rounded musician

Popular second major:
Psychology, Business, Arts Management


Portfolio Review
Gallery & Venues
Choirs & Bands
Guest Artists

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Get to know our Faculty

Schedule A Visit

For more information, contact:
Dr. Tom Polett
Department Chair of Music
Phone: 573-288-6354

The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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