Music Department – Asbury University
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Develop your musical gifts through outstanding performance opportunities, rigorous academics and thriving musical community.

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  • PERFORM with great ensembles
  • LEARN from committed faculty in small classes
  • BELONG to a supportive and uplifting community

Audition and Scholarship Information

Music Majors at Asbury University receive an elite education and dynamic performance opportunities while preparing to make an impact around the world. Asburians are teaching music in schools in Saudi Arabia, Nepal, and across the United States and performing on stages with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pershing’s Own Army Band, The Houston Grand Opera, and more! Music Alumni are also making a difference as church musicians, pastors, doctors, lawyers, graphic designers, and countless other professions.

Visiting campus is one of the best ways to discover if Asbury is the right university for you. Attend music classes, receive instruction in a private lesson or masterclass, and rehearse with a university ensemble.

To contact the Music Department directly call (859) 858-3511, x2250, or email:

Student Spotlights

Asbury Music Alumnus Receives Grammy Nomination

Nov 29, 2022 — Dr. Shawn Okpebholo ’03, the Jonathan Blanchard professor of composition and music theory at Wheaton College-Conservatory of Music (Ill.), recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Vocal Solo Album for Lord, How Come Me Here?

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Jan 28, 2022 — Asbury’s Professor of Worship Arts, Dan Pinkston, was featured in the 2021 Seoul International Composers Festival for his fantasy composition, “One Dawn, One Dusk,” inspired by three Korean folk songs.

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Asbury Alum Signs with Virgin Records

Dec 21, 2021 — Abe Parker, a 2011 Asbury graduate, advanced his career in the music industry with a recent contract, signing with the record label and music distributor Virgin Records.

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Asbury University to Host Songs of the Season Performance

Dec 1, 2021 — Asbury University President Dr. Kevin Brown invites the community to Songs of the Season performance presented by Asbury’s English and Music departments on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes Memorial Auditorium.

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