BJU Accredited by National Association of Schools of Music

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Greenville, S.C.  (July 9, 2024) – Bob Jones University has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in music.

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) was founded in 1924 to secure a better understanding among institutions of higher education engaged in work in music; to establish a more uniform method of granting credit; and to develop and maintain basic, threshold standards for the granting of degrees and other credentials.

NASM accreditation recognizes an institution as having met nationally recognized standards developed by the association with the full participation of its member institutions and in consultation with various professional groups in the field of music. Accreditation also recognizes an institution’s ability to provide the educational services it says it is offering to the public, and whether its stated operational procedures are being followed.

“NASM accreditation has represented the gold standard for music programs in higher education for a century now,” said Dr. Michael Moore, chair of the Division of Music at BJU. “Our faculty have worked hard to earn this accreditation, and we’re grateful for the recognition of the quality of our music program here at Bob Jones University.”

Accreditation through NASM is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of evaluators from other NASM member institutions, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas. BJU’s next full review will occur in 2028—2029.

“Music has been a vital component of our liberal arts curriculum since our founding in 1927,” said Dr. Gary Weier, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “I appreciate Dr. Moore’s vision and leadership and the dedication of our faculty in achieving this recognition for BJU.”

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