The Bethany College Department of Music has received continued accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. The Bethany music program has been an accredited school of music since 1935.
The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), founded in 1924, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 653 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. Institutional membership is gained only through the peer review process of accreditation.
“Graduating with a music degree from a NASM accredited school is something that graduate programs look for in a student,” Daniel Masterson, associate professor and co-chair of the music department, said. “We have many students who look for NASM accredited schools as well. The accreditation process holds our program to a higher standard, recognized across the nation.”