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) 858-5250, or contact Mark Schell.

Student Spotlights

Asbury Music Composer Debuts World Premiere Orchestra Concert with Lexington Philharmonic

May 13, 2024 — On May 18 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Shawn Okpebholo ’03 will premiere his new work of “Two Black Churches (baritone and orchestra)” with the Lexington Philharmonic (LexPhil) at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

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Asbury Music Students Present Spring Concerts

Mar 14, 2024 — The Asbury University Music Department will finish the school year with nearly two dozen concerts including orchestral music, handbells, jazz, and more.

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Asbury Music Student Wins KMEA Composition Contest

Feb 23, 2024 — Asbury Music major Levi Smith ’25 recently won the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) composition contest for his piece, Rebirth.

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Asbury Music Students Receive NATS Awards

Dec 11, 2023 — Asbury University Music students recently received awards from the Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

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