Belhaven Music

When you choose to study at the Belhaven University Music Department, you choose personalized instruction, you choose one-on-one interactions, and you choose professors whom you need to grow academically and personally. You make a serious step toward Christ-centered, collaborative, and communal approach to music. You embrace coursework that emphasizes the importance of a biblical worldview and its application to music.

Belhaven's attention to students and quality has not gone unnoticed as the department is accredited at the highest level by National Association of Schools of Music. Careers in education, ministry, and music therapy are options for employment after Belhaven. Our bachelors program is also a valuable foundation for graduate studies.

Our facilities are conducive to your learning and include a state-of-the-art concert hall and practice rooms. Together these benefit your competitions and performances by giving you added experience and confidence.

The Belhaven University Center for the Arts is home to piano and computer labs, soundproofed practice rooms, numerous teaching studios, classrooms, faculty offices and performance space. The former church sanctuary now serves as the Concert Hall, which seats 800. The parlor serves as the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall.
Belhaven offers a high quality education in a supportive environment with a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, where Christian faculty and staff members are dedicated to academic rigor and grace-filled care.
We believe that ensemble singing is a vital component of any vocal training program.

What can I study at Belhaven?

  • Music Theory and Musicianship
  • Music Ensembles
  • Conducting Basics
  • Intro to Composition
  • Worldview and Aesthetics of Musical Culture
  • Pedagogy for Principal Instrument
  • History of Music
  • Performance Practice
  • Private Lessons in Principal Instrument
Whether you are interested in traditional classical music, contemporary, cutting edge modern or jazz improvisation, we seek to build an atmosphere of exploring possibilities and challenging the individual musician to push their skill to the next level and beyond.
The Belhaven Blazers Marching Band is an exciting and dynamic ensemble comprised of both music and non-music majors. Made up from almost every field of study, it is one of the larger co-ed organizations on the campus. The band is a vital part of the Belhaven University Athletics; performing at all home football games, some away games, parades, and marching exhibitions.
Belhaven's Singing Christmas Tree is a rich Belhaven tradition, enjoyed by more than a thousand people each year. This annual event, started in 1933, is considered to be the world's oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree tradition.
Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra offers excellent training and performing opportunities in Jackson and the State of Mississippi.

I am more prepared for my goal of being a teacher. I have worked to develop my artistic skills as a musician and dancer, and now I have more knowledge to be able to impart to future students. Because I majored in two different arts, I have gained a broader perspective, and I hope to be able to teach a variety of subjects.

Alexandra Sahli⁠—Music Performance, Flute from Lodi, CA

They have a great music department. I also really liked the piano instructor Dr. Sachs when I auditioned. He has an encouraging spirit.

Anne Hilleke⁠—Piano Performance, Collaborative Emphasis from Monroe, LA

A stronger musician. A better friend. And have a better relationship with God.

Jordan Locke⁠—Bachelor of Arts in Music, Voice Emphasis from Eupora, MS